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LM QUESTION OF THE DAY: Is a coconut a fruit or a nut?

This is LM question of the day Is coconut a fruit or a nut?

Coconut is a large palm, growing to 30 m tall. The term coconut can refer to the entire coconut palm, the seed, or the fruit.

Botanically the coconut fruit is a drupe, not a true nut. A drupe is a fruit in which an outer fleshy part surrounds a pit of hardened endocarp with a seed inside.

Coconuts sold in the shops of non-tropical countries often have their husk removed. Thus the coconut as you know it in non-tropical countries is the pit or seed of the coconut fruit. The white flesh and water are the insides of the seed.

Other Drupes

Other drupes are coffee, mango, olive, date, pistachio, almonds, apricot, cherry, nectarine, peach, and plum.

So, is coconut a fruit or a nut?

Almonds, peaches and mango are in the same drupe family as coconuts? I always considered almonds nuts and peaches and mangoes fruits. So for me (clearly not a botanic) it seems that coconuts are somewhat of a crossing between a fruit and a nut. And we are eating the flesh and drinking the water of a huge seed.

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Other Drupes

Other drupes are coffee, mango, olive, date, pistachio, almonds, apricot, cherry, nectarine, peach, and plum.

So, is coconut a fruit or a nut?

Almonds, peaches and mango are in the same drupe family as coconuts? I always considered almonds nuts and peaches and mangoes fruits. So for me (clearly not a botanic) it seems that coconuts are somewhat of a crossing between a fruit and a nut. And we are eating the flesh and drinking the water of a huge seed.

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