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List of culinary fruits

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– Pomes include any crunchy accessory fruit surrounding the inedible core
– Typically have seeds arranged in a star-like pattern
– The coconut is a drupe
– Ways to slice a mango
– Drupes represent fruits with only one seed or one hard capsule

SUBTOPIC: Botanical berries
– Botanical berries have thin exteriors, mostly flesh, and multiple seeds inside
– Pepos have hard, thick rinds with soft flesh and seeds inside
– Various cultivars of melons fall under pepos
– Hesperidiums have thick, leathery rinds and are generally sour
– Citruses have a wagon wheel-like cross-section

SUBTOPIC: Aggregate fruits
Pineapple is a multiple fruit
Jackfruit is the world’s largest fruit
– Capsules are pod fruits with multiple carpels
– Legumes are pod fruits with one carpel
– Follicles split along a single seam

SUBTOPIC: Culinary fruits vs. botanical fruits
– Some botanical fruits are classified as vegetables in culinary sense
– Some botanical fruits are classified as nuts
– Culinary fruits are organized botanically
– Edible plant parts are not always considered culinary fruits
– Some edible fruit-like structures are used culinarily as fruits

SUBTOPIC: External links
– Center for New Crops at Purdue University
– Fruits of Warm Climates resource from Purdue University
David L. Katz’s work on nutrition
Michael Klaper’s expertise in plant-based nutrition
Susan M. Levin’s contributions to nutrition science

This list contains the names of fruits that are considered edible either raw or cooked in various cuisines. The word "fruit" is used in several different ways. The definition of fruit for this list is a culinary fruit, that is, "Any edible and palatable part of a plant that resembles fruit, even if it does not develop from a floral ovary; also used in a technically imprecise sense for some sweet or semi-sweet vegetables, some of which may resemble a true fruit or are used in cookery as if they were a fruit, for example rhubarb." Many edible plant parts that are true fruits botanically speaking, are not considered culinary fruits. They are classified as vegetables in the culinary sense (for example: the tomato, zucchini, and so on), and hence they do not appear in this list. Similarly, some botanical fruits are classified as nuts (e.g. brazil nut), and do not appear here either. Even so, this list is otherwise organized botanically.

Various fruits for sale at REMA 1000 grocery store in Tønsberg, Norway
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