Is a coconut a fruit or a vegetable?

Answer The coconut fruit is a drupe like plums, peaches and cherries. While most drupes have edible outer skins, coconuts develop husks which are stringy and bitter when the fruit is young and grow tough ... Read More »

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Is a Coconut a nut or a fruit?

The jury is out on whether the coconut is a fruit, nut or seed. A Botanist considers the coconut one-seeded drupe (aka: dry drupe.) A drupe is a fruit with a hard stony covering enclosing the seed ... Read More »

Uses of Coconut Tree Fruit?

The coconut palm or Cocos nucifera, is grown around the world in lowland tropical and subtropical habitats. It is considered one of the most versatile trees in the world. The coconut palm produces ... Read More »

Is a fig a fruit or vegetable?

The fig is a tree Ficus Carica grown for its fruit since ancient times, so a fig is a fruit. Botanically all of the plant kingdom are vegetable matter but horticulturally a vegetable is a plant eit... Read More »

Is a pea a fruit or a vegetable?

Botanists classify peas as fruits because they come from the ripened ovary of a flower. However, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Nix v. Hedden in 1893 that peas are vegetables because they are comm... Read More »