Why buy stones not kernels?
Some people prefer to crack their own, whole apricot stones. The benefit of doing this is that the shell of the stone keeps the kernel very well preserved. There's no need to refrigerate the stones in this case. Using a hand-held nutcracker, one simply cracks the quantity required while the rest of the kernels remain protected from oxidation and rancidity until they are ready to be used. The shell can then also be crushed and utilised wherever you need a coarser abrasive such as when making soaps or scrubs. We have a 5 kilo minimum purchase for our apricot stones.