Why does a strawberry have seeds on the outside?

StrawberryFirst, botanists do not consider strawberries to be true berries. True berries, like cranberries and blueberries, have seeds inside them. If you however cut open a strawberry, you will notice that there are no seeds inside.

Technically, strawberry is the enlarged end of the plant’s part called the “stamen.” Usually, a fruit develops from the flower’s ovaries. However, most scientists and even cooks still consider strawberries to be fruits.

The “seeds” you see on the outside of a strawberry are the plant’s ovaries and are called “achenes.” Each seed is technically a separate fruit that has a seed inside of it.


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