Listen: Why Are Bananas Berries, but Strawberries Aren't?
"Welcome to brainstorm production of iheartradio Burgio. Hey brain stuff lauren. Vogel bomb here. There is an age old war of terminology in the culinary world that you're probably familiar with tomato fruit or vegetable. There's another lesser-known existential crisis in the kitchen. That demands attention to bananas. Are they berries this and if so what the heck are berries anyway. Botanically speaking these particular dilemmas may have never crossed your mind but once you start digging into the topic you might find you end up with more questions than you started out with for instance. What even is a fruit buttons consider fruit to be the parts of flowering implants that develops from the ovary and vegetable? That's a little trickier since. It's pretty much any part of the plan. That isn't considered a fruit or seed within the fruit family. You've got sub categories that include citrus stone fruits palms like apples and pears droops like peaches and apricots and pertinent torch discussion today berries. The differences between these subcategories comes down to which part of the plants flower ovary produces these skin flesh and seeds of the fruit in question. The technical definition of a berry is a fleshy fruit produced from a single very. If you're not too familiar with botany. The definition probably isn't helpful at all but once you learn that oranges and tomatoes fit that definition to a t and therefore could be considered berries. You start to the question reality go step further and find out that strawberries yes. Those delicious red fruits with Berry literally in the name aren't officially berries. Either either. Their accessory fruits meaning the flesh that surrounds the seeds doesn't actually come for the plants. Ovaries but from the ovaries receptacle didn't think would be talking so much about ovaries in this episode. Did you by the way raspberries aren't technically berries. Either it all goes to show that our language and especially the connective tissue between between our everyday language and our scientific language is highly flexible so scientifically speaking. What exactly is a berry? Well a berry has three layers of flesh the EXO carp or the outer skin the mess. Oh carp or the flesh in the middle and the endo carp which is the innermost part that holds the seeds and guess what has all those layers though yellow peeled white fleshed seed carrying banana. which by the way is the number one fruit choice in the United States according to the? USDA in two thousand seventeen every"