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Is vanilla a fruit

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it is a bean :) which technically are fruit but yeah.. it comes from an orchid plant that produces these long skinny pods, the seeds and inside flesh of the pod is scraped out to produce vanilla

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Beans are not fruits, they do not contain seeds. Or they could be a dried fruit.
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no it is not a fruit.

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it's in the bean family..

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Nope, it's a bean

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no!!!

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no it's a bean.

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No

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Yes, anything that is part of a fruiting body (it is a seed pod) is considered a fruit.
It is a legume fruit.

Vanilla pods are the ovary of an Orchid, this makes them botanically fruits. (Orchids are not legumes but the terms pod and bean are used for both legumes and vanilla thus causing confusion.) In cooking vanilla is a spice. The definition of the term "fruit" is somewhat different in cooking and botany.


http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Is_a_vanilla_bean_a_fruit

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Legume fruit.

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