You may have heard the myth that eating 15 almonds can kill you.

Rescue your macarons from the bin (5-second rule) because all is not what it seems.

There are actually two types of almonds out there and only one of them is poisonous enough to cause worry.

Wild almonds
Wild almonds contain substances that can be converted to cyanide – a fast and deadly poison – when consumed by the body.  Don’t look so scared –  these bitter almonds are only available as oil or extracts (after all the toxins have been processed).

Sweet almonds
These are the ones you’d find at your local food shop. Unlike bitter almonds, sweet almonds are completely safe to eat in moderation.  They’re a heart-healthy snack that can provide you with nutrients to maintain healthy skin.