Coco de Mer – the plant holding three botanical records
The coconut palm called “Coco de Mer” is endemic to the islands of Praslin and Curieuse in the Seychelles and holds three botanical records: largest seed, largest fruit and largest female flower. The Coco de Mer seed weighs up to 17.6 kg, the largest fruit was recorded with 42 kg and the largest female flower grows to a length of 1 m. Interestingly, the fruit requires 6-7 years to mature and another 2 years to germinate. (Check the LinkCloud below to find out more).
Oranges, lemons, pineapples, pumpkins, avocados and tomatoes are berries
In botanical language, a berry is defined as a simple fruit having seeds and pulp produced from a single ovary. Oranges and lemons are modified berries with a thick rind and a very juicy interior called hesperidium. (Check the LinkCloud below to find out more).
Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world
Saffron, the most precious and expensive spice in the world derives from dried stigmas of the saffron flower Crocus sativus Linneaus, commonly known as the saffron crocus A single flower contains as little as three stigmas, which need to be hand-picked. That´s why more than 80,000 single saffron flowers are picked to produce one pound of saffron. (Check the LinkCloud below to find out more).