Although cherries and berries are both considered fleshy fruits, cherries are drupes, which are a type of fruit that contain a single seed in the center surrounded by a hard core. Berries are a type of fruit on which the seed (or seeds) are located on the outside flesh.Know More
Furthermore, the pits of cherries are poisonous and should not be consumed, whereas the seeds of most berries are edible and are frequently consumed with the fruit. Cherries are not only a popular food that grows on trees but are very high in antioxidants and are known to have medical properties. The antioxidants in cherries are what give them their red color, though not all cherries are red. Cherries come in both tart and sweet varieties. In general, the brighter the red shade of the cherry, the more tart the flavor.
Cherries have medical properties, and are used to treat coughs, arthritis and gout. The fruit and the tree it comes from are also used to make chewing gum. Traditionally, cherries are a summer fruit. Traverse City, Michigan is the world's cherry capital, and more than 94 percent of cherries eaten in the United States are grown there. Other types of drupes include peaches and plums.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies
Palm fruit is the type of fruit that grows on a palm tree. There are many different varieties of palm fruit but the most common are coconuts, dates and acai berries.Full Answer >
The cherry is not a berry. Cherries are drupes, or stone fruit. A drupe is any fruit that contains a center stone with a hard shell and a seed inside. Other drupes include peaches, mangos and plums. Berries, however, are fruit that have no hard core and are fully edible.Full Answer >
A seed is a small embryonic plant that is enclosed in a seed coat; a nut, on the other hand, is a hard-shelled fruit that contains a single seed. Some examples of seeds are sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, flax seeds and pumpkin seeds. Chestnuts, acorns and hazelnuts are some examples of true nuts.Full Answer >
Cherry juice can help treat gout if the cherries are tart, notes Dr. Andrew Weil. Studies from Michigan State University found that when patients ate 20 tart cherries, problem enzymes were inhibited just as they were when anti-inflammatory drugs were taken.Full Answer >