Myth or Fact? #33 – Strawberries are Nuts!
It's been a long time since the last Myth or Fact episode but here we are! Back with some new myths, we are about to bring some light into the dark.
Do you remember the last episode where we talked about bananas and found out they actually are berries and don't grow on trees? What if I tell you now that strawberries are no berries at all but nuts? Hold on for a second, at first I say bananas are berries and then strawberries are nuts?
Well Steemians what is your guess? Let's have a closer look!
Berries or nuts? Pseudo-Fruits
Fig.1 Different views on Strawberry Source
In order to understand the nature of strawberries, we need to look at their botanical definition. They are considered as aggregate accessory fruits while true berries are defined by a fleshy fruit which is produced from a single ovary. This sounds more complicated than it is. Take a look a the following image of a strawberry. The red fruit flesh which is around the seed doesn't come from an ovary but derived from the receptacle, the swollen part of the stem. Technically the seeds on the surface are nuts.
Fig.2 Close-up on a Strawberry Source
The same is also true for blackberries and raspberries. Both are botanically seen not berries but aggregate fruits. Although you now know that these kind of berries are nuts you might still not consider them as nuts. We tend to put things into categories because of certain similarities. Because strawberries share more in common with berries than nuts we still will call them berries after all. Weird isn't it?
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