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Very ¨Berry¨ Hard to Define

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What do you think of when you hear the word berry?  You’re probably thinking along the lines of strawberries, blackberries, or raspberries, am I right or am I wrong?  Well, get ready to have your mind blown because bananas, pumpkins, eggplants, avocados, and watermelons are actually berries.  Yes, I know right, it’s a pretty surprising fact to know about. But did you also know that these aren’t the only mysterious and unknown berries because there are way more types of berries like tomatoes, grapes, oranges, kiwis, etc.  So maybe now that will have changed your perspective of what a berry is.

So now that you what a couple of fruits are actually berries, it’ll help get a better understanding of what the definition of a true berry is.  In order for a berry to be considered a berry, botanically, the fruit or vegetable has to grow from a single flower and has to consist of only one ovary.  A berry is also composed of three distinct fleshy parts like the outer skin which is called the exocarp, the soft middle which is named the mesocarp, and the inside that contains more than one seed which can be titled as the endocarp.  This is the reason why many other fruits or vegetables get cut off from making it to being a true berry. For example, strawberries and cherries cannot be berries because strawberries have multiple seeds, but on the outside of the fruit.  Additionally, cherries cannot be berries either because they only consist of one seed on the inside. So I guess you could really say that something that is ¨berry¨ hard to define as berries.

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Aaliyah, Staff Writer

Hello, my name is Aaliyah and this is my first year working with the journalism crew. I love to play sports and I am currently in a soccer and dance team....

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One Response to “Very ¨Berry¨ Hard to Define”

  1. Roxana on February 14th, 2019 2:38 pm

    Amazing story!! That was a very ”berry” creative title Aaliyah!!

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