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  Fruit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In botany, a fruit is the ripened ovary—together with seeds—of a flowering plant.
Coir is a fiber from the fruit of coconut that is used for doormats, brushes, mattresses, floortiles, sacking, insulation and as a growing medium for container plants.
The spiny fruit of burdock or cocklebur were the inspiration for the invention of Velcro.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fruit   (1764 words)

 Learn more about Fruit in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In cuisine, when discussing fruit as food, the term usually refers to just those plant fruits that are sweet and fleshy, examples of which would be plum, apple, and orange.
Rarely, culinary "fruits" are not fruits in the botanical sense, such as rhubarb in which only the sweet leaf petiole is edible.
Some fruits have coats covered with spikes or hooked burrs, to prevent themselves from being eaten by animals and/or to stick to the hairs of animals, using them as dispersal agents.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /f/fr/fruit.html   (982 words)

 Aristotle - Free Online Library
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal.
aristotle.thefreelibrary.com   (569 words)

Watercore and sorbitol transporters in apple sink tissues: implications for fruit sugar accumulation and watercore development.
Cloning, expression, and characterization of sorbitol transporters from developing sour cherry (Prunus cerasus) fruit and leaf sink tissues.
Fruit ripening in sour cherry (Prunus cerasus): changes in expression of genes expressing expansins and other cell-wall-modifying enzymes.
www.hrt.msu.edu /faculty/loescher.htm   (584 words)

 Gourmet Details - Risotto Rules   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The rice starts as a few handfuls of dry, hard, white grains, then slowly begins to plump as it absorbs the broth.
Like fruit ripening on the tree it gets softer, bigger and "juicier" as it moves closer and closer to the reaching the peak of perfection.
You've hit the right degree of ripeness when you bite into the rice grain and you hit an ideal balance of soft creamy exterior with slightly firm, just slightly chewy center.
www.arborfood.com /dining-in/master-caterer   (3571 words)

 Flower Care
If in a couple of hours the Rose has not recovered repeat the cutting.
Keep flowers in a cool, will ventilated atmosphere away from draughts, direct sunlight and ripening fruit.
Remove drying flower heads and leaves to encourage others to open.
www.jackiephillipsflowers.com /html/flower_care.html   (293 words)

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