Coconut fruit is a (A) Capsule (B) Drupe (C) Berry (D) Nut

Coconut fruit is a drupe. Drupes are fleshy fruits developing from either one or many fused carpels having one or several seeds. They have a membranous epicarp, stony endocarp, fibrous mesocarp. The edible part of coconut and the coconut water are equivalent to endosperm. The endocarp wraps one seed with brown testa containing a small embryo and an edible part (white oily endosperm) with the liquid – coconut water.

Hence, the correct answer is option (B)

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