Have you ever thought about what a fruit is? And why fruits we wouldn’t traditionally think of as berries – bananas, pumpkins, and lemons for instance – are actually classified as such?
In this podcast episode of Huh? Science Explained, Cosmos science journalist Imma Perfetto takes a bite out of the science behind which fruits are actually berries and uncovers some uncomfortable truths about a few of our favourite bite-sized fruits that aren’t…
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- Peeling back the skin on the science behind bananas
- How to grow a better blueberry
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Huh? Science Explained is a LiSTNR production.
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Originally published by Cosmos as Bite into the science behind why some fruits are considered berries
Imma Perfetto is a science journalist at Cosmos. She has a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Science Communication from the University of Adelaide.
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