Apricot seed An apricot kernel is the seed of an apricot, and is often called a "stone".
Turkey is the country that produces the highest amount of apricots in the world.
The shells of the seeds are used in the production of activated carbon, in cleaning the metal surface, as an alternative energy source in the furnaces. Apricot seeds are used in dried nuts and fruit mixes. Also, apricot seed oil is used in cosmetic industry.The applicability of apricot seed for cancer is still under investigation and has been used in certain cancer drugs.