Apricot Kernel Paste
The powder can be made into “Apricot Kernel Paste”, which is like Almond Paste. In making the paste, sugar and starches such as potato starch and cornstarch are usually added.
Some Chinese believe that the powder can act as a cough suppressant. In the West, Apricot Kernels are not generally recommended for internal consumption. See entry on Apricot Kernels for the potential toxic properties of apricot kernels.