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Coffee... fruit or vegetable?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Frosty, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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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, 15–30 cm (6–12 in) long and 8–10 cm (3–4 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! [​IMG]
     
  2. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

    Apr 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    Quote: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!
     
  3. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

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

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
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    Coffee is the only reason I have remained married 13 years. I think it may be sediative.
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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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.
     
  6. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

    Apr 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    Quote: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! [​IMG]
     
  7. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote: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! [​IMG]

    You're all wrong

    It's Ambrosia, from the gods
     
  8. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote: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! [​IMG]

    You're all wrong

    It's Ambrosia, from the gods

    [​IMG]
     
  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Its a fruit. Or a nut.
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2011
  10. AllTheseCreatures

    AllTheseCreatures Chillin' With My Peeps

    How about infusion? [​IMG] Ambrosia infused in water. Go-juice infused in my life.
     

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