Skip Nav
Baking
25 Cookies From Around the World
Fast and Easy
13 Creamy Smoothies So Good They're Basically Milkshakes in Disguise
Grilling
18 Irresistible Spins on Grilled Chicken

Food Definition of Noyau

Definition: Noyau

Noyau (pronounced "nwayoh," and spelled noyaux when plural) refers to the kernel inside of a cherry or apricot stone.

To become edible, seed kernels must first be roasted in their pits to destroy toxic levels of prussic acid. Then, they're smashed open with a hammer and used in cooking to add a distinct bitter cherry-almond flavor to dishes.
Noyaux can be employed to enhance ice cream, custard, and amaretti cookies; create the liqueur creme de noyaux; or give almond extract its signature flavor. Have you ever heard of noyaux?

Source: Flickr User king_david_uk

Join The Conversation
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I didn't know there was a name for them, but my husband likes to eat peach pit middles plain because he likes the bitterness they have. Weird.
White Chocolate Truffles
Puerto Rican Recipes
Birthday Cake Lasagna Recipe
Cookie Recipes
From Our Partners
Latest Food
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds