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Old 09-25-2007, 08:10 PM
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Coconut. Is it classified as a seed or fruit?

Hey all. This has popped in my head over the past week. What is a coconut? Everyone seems to have a different opinion whether it's a seed, fruit, or as it says in the name, nut. Anyone have some solid facts/info they could post? I was thinking fruit. Instead of the seed being on the inside it's what surrounds the coco water. I know I could probably google it but I'd rather hear from you guys.
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:39 PM
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Nut!

I read lately, think it was in David Wolfe's "Eating for Beauty" that it is the largest nut in the world, so yeah, it's a nut!

As called "Coco-nut"!
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:57 AM
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hhhhuuuummmm....don't really know, but common sense tells me that it's a huge nut, that taste awesome, has many uses...sooo coco..nut sounds good to me!
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:12 AM
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I think Joz was posting about this in another section....And I think she said it was a fruit Maybe not....I will go see if I can find that thread....
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:53 AM
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yeah. i think we were discussing what's a fruit or veggie in the food combination thread as well. someone mentioned that a fruit is any plant that has seed(s) inside. so ugh... nut?
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:07 AM
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Found this.....

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Nut (fruit) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A nut in botany is a simple dry fruit with one seed (rarely two) in which the ovary wall becomes very hard (stony ... Brazil nut is the seed from a capsule. ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nut_(fruit)


SO NUTS ARE DRY FRUITS WOW ! I learned something so profound today. Ha.
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Old 09-26-2007, 12:01 PM
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It's a seed; the fruit is a fibrous drupe whose outside is usually removed before it's delivered to the store. The white stuff on the inside is endosperm. The embryo is a tiny thing inside one of the three holes; when it sprouts, it extends its cotyledon to cover the inside of the endosperm.

All palm fruits are drupes with three ovules; normally only one turns into a seed.

Almonds are also drupes, not nuts; they are in the same genus as peaches. Brazil nuts aren't nuts; they are hard-shelled seeds, which come in a capsule containing about twenty or thirty of them. Occasionally a Brazil nut collector has been bonked on the head by one of these capsules falling.
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:42 PM
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Interesting Pierre, so what is a "real" nut? Things like Hazelnuts?
Please continue the education into the realm of nuts
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Old 09-27-2007, 08:58 PM
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Yes, the hazelnut is a real nut, as are the acorn, walnut, and pecan. All those are in Fagales. I think there are some nuts elsewhere in the plant kingdom, but I don't know where they are.
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:41 PM
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Thank you, very nifty
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Old 09-28-2007, 03:26 PM
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I looked up the hemp nut (family Cannabidaceae, also spelled Cannabinaceae or Cannabaceae - I don't know enough Latin to know which is right) in Delta-Intkey, and yes it's a nut.
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