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They call them coffee beans, but they come from berries, so is coffee a vegetable juice or fruit juice?

And there are cocoa beans, but they grow on a tree and wikipedia says 'The fruit, called a cacao pod, is ovoid, 1530 cm (612 in) long and 810 cm (34 in) wide, ripening yellow to orange, and weighs about 500 g (1 lb) when ripe. The pod contains 20 to 60 seeds, usually called "beans", embedded in a white pulp. The seeds are the main ingredient of chocolate, while the pulp is used in some countries to prepare a refreshing juice.'  So is cocoa a fruit? 

Either way, we need our fruits and vegetables, right?  That's my theory and I'm sticking to it!  tongue

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Originally Posted by Frosty 

They call them coffee beans, but they come from berries, so is coffee a vegetable juice or fruit juice?

And there are cocoa beans, but they grow on a tree and wikipedia says 'The fruit, called a cacao pod, is ovoid, 1530 cm (612 in) long and 810 cm (34 in) wide, ripening yellow to orange, and weighs about 500 g (1 lb) when ripe. The pod contains 20 to 60 seeds, usually called "beans", embedded in a white pulp. The seeds are the main ingredient of chocolate, while the pulp is used in some countries to prepare a refreshing juice.'  So is cocoa a fruit? 

Either way, we need our fruits and vegetables, right?  That's my theory and I'm sticking to it!  tongue


My google results say this:

"The coffee is a cherry-like fruit that grows on tree, but the coffee you drink in the morning is the seed inside the "fruit".

So I guess you're drinking seed juice. Seeds are good for us, so I'd say you're all set!

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post #3 of 18

Coffee is an extract from the roasted seed of the coffee tree fruit. Not a "juice".

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Still, seed extract is good for us if seeds are, right?

As for chocolate, that got fixed for chocaholics everywhere when they started recommending you eat a little of the 70% stuff every day, IMO.  Or at least that's how I choose to see it.

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Coffee is an extract from the roasted seed of the coffee tree fruit. Not a "juice".


Picky picky. When I put fruits and veggies through my juicer, which is an extractor, I still call what I drink juice. Furthermore, extract is typically concentrated in form, where as coffee, once prepared with water is clearly not. So I still say juice applies! tongue

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Originally Posted by seismic wonder2 

Coffee is an extract from the roasted seed of the coffee tree fruit. Not a "juice".


Picky picky. When I put fruits and veggies through my juicer, which is an extractor, I still call what I drink juice. Furthermore, extract is typically concentrated in form, where as coffee, once prepared with water is clearly not. So I still say juice applies! tongue


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Originally Posted by Laurajean 
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Originally Posted by seismic wonder2 

Coffee is an extract from the roasted seed of the coffee tree fruit. Not a "juice".


Picky picky. When I put fruits and veggies through my juicer, which is an extractor, I still call what I drink juice. Furthermore, extract is typically concentrated in form, where as coffee, once prepared with water is clearly not. So I still say juice applies! tongue


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post #9 of 18

Its a fruit. Or a nut.


Edited by EweSheep - 3/28/11 at 12:57pm

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post #10 of 18

How about infusion?  cool  Ambrosia infused in water.  Go-juice infused in my life.

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