It should also be noted that the seeds probably contain hydrogen cyanide. However, unless the seed is very bitter it's likely that the fruit is perfectly safe to consume and cooking will drive off the volatile hydrogen cyanide. The seeds are also discarded when making wine or fruit-infused spirits from service berries. The fruit is usually bletted if it is going to be eaten raw. This involves storing the fruit in a cool dry place until it is almost but not quite going rotten. At this stage the fruit's distinctive tartness has diminished and it has a delicious taste; somewhat reminiscent of a flavoursome tropical fruit. It is at this stage that the fruit is best for making fruit liqueurs.
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