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Free Food Trivia
In typical usage, "fruit" usually means what?
A: The fleshy seed-associated structures of a plant that are sweet or sour and edible in the raw state.
The botanical sense of "fruit" includes many structures
that are not commonly called "fruits", such as what?
A: Bean pods, corn kernels, wheat grains, and tomatoes.
The section of a fungus that produces spores is called a
A: A fruiting body.
In the culinary usage, a fruit is usually any sweet-tasting
plant product, especially those associated with what?
Botanically speaking, some spices, such as allspice and
chilies, are what?
Rrhubarb is often referred to as a fruit, because it is
used to do what with?
A: Make sweet desserts though only the stalk of the rhubarb plant is edible.
Botanically, a cereal grain, such as corn, wheat or rice,
is also a kind of fruit, called a what?
A: A caryopsis.
Fruit that bears a prominent pointed terminal projection is
said to be what?
Plant scientists have grouped fruits into what three main
A: Simple fruits, aggregate fruits, and composite or multiple fruits.
The sweet flesh of many fruits is "deliberately" appealing
A: Animals, so that the seeds are eaten, carried away and deposited at a distance from the parent.
The nutritious, oily kernels of nuts are appealing to what?
A: Rodents (such as squirrels) who hoard them in the soil, giving any seeds that remain uneaten the chance to germinate and grow into a new plant at a distance away from their parent.
Coconut fruits can do what to spread seeds?
A: Float thousands of miles in the ocean.
Fruit is generally high in what?
A: Fiber, water, vitamin C and sugars.
Fruits also contain various phytochemicals which research
indicates are required for what?
A: Proper long-term cellular health and disease prevention.
Regular consumption of fruit is associated with reduced
risks of what?
A: Cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, Alzheimer disease, and cataracts.
Diets that include a sufficient amount of potassium from
fruits and vegetables also help reduce the chance of developing what?
A: Kidney stones and may help reduce the effects of bone-loss.
Fruits are also low in what?
Many dry fruits are used as decorations or in what?
A: Dried flower arrangements, such as unicorn plant, lotus, wheat, annual honesty and milkweed.
Fruits of opium poppy are the source of opium which
contains what drugs?
A: Morphine and codeine, as well as the theabaine from which the drug oxycodone is synthesized.
Osage orange fruits are used to repel what kind of bugs?
Bayberry fruits provide a wax that is often used to make
Many fruits provide natural what?
A: Dyes, e.g. walnut, sumac, cherry and mulberry.
The spiny fruit of burdock or cocklebur was the inspiration
for what invention?
A: The invention of Velcro.