Can you name these fruits by their seeds?

Watermelon seeds
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We may not pay much heed to seeds, but we couldn't have fruit without them. In homage to the mighty angiosperm, test your seed smarts.

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Dragonfruit seeds
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Which fruit do these seeds come from?

Sweet and fleshy, dragon fruit comes from a night-blooming cactus with flowers that can reach up to a foot in length.

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Cantaloupe seeds
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Which fruit do these seeds come from?

Did you know that cantaloupe seeds can be roasted just like pumpkin seeds?

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Apple seeds
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Which fruit do these seeds come from?

Did you know apple seeds contain a small of amount of cyanide? The seed's hard coating protects us from it, but even if you chewed the seeds it would likely not be enough to harm you.

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Papaya seeds
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Which fruit do these seeds come from?

While papaya seeds have a strong taste of pepper and mustard, they are said to be loaded with health benefits.

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Grape seeds
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Which fruit do these seeds come from?

In the United States seedless grapes are favored, but other parts of the world still like their grapes with seeds, such as these from Red Globes.

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Cherimoya seeds.
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Which fruit do these seeds come from?

Mark Twain called the cherimoya "the most delicious fruit known to man." The creamy texture of the fleshy flesh gave rise to its other moniker, the custard apple.

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Mango seed
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Which fruit does this seed come from?

One of the most popular fruits in the tropical world, mango trees can reach heights of 130 feet and have been known to bear fruit even after three centuries!

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Tomato seeds
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Which fruit do these seeds come from?

These are from the fruit that's one of America's favorite "vegetables," a classification the government gave the tomato for trade purposes in the 19th century.


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Date seed
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Which fruit does this seed come from?

Not only do beautiful palm trees give us dates, but dates give us their seeds ... which are used for everything from animal feed to a coffee-like beverage.

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Coffee beans
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Which fruit do these seeds come from?

Coffee beans are actually the seeds of a cherry-like berry that grows on bushes; the ones shown here are green before roasting.

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Durian seeds
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Which fruit do these seeds come from?

The formidable durian has fruit that tastes of heaven and a stench that smells of ... well, so bad that the fruit is banned in some hotels and public transportation in Southeast Asia.

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Orange seeds
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Which fruit do these seeds come from?

Orange trees are the most cultivated fruit tree in the world. In 2013, 71.4 million metric tons of oranges were grown worldwide!

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Passion fruit seeds
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Which fruit do these seeds come from?

As if the fruit and flower weren't lovely enough, the seeds of the passion fruit are packed with linoleic acid and used for cosmetics and food.

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Pomegranate seeds
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Which fruit do these seeds come from?

The old French word for this beautiful fruit is "pomme grenade" for seeded apple — and later gave its name to the military grenade. (Who knew?!)

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Fig seeds
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Which fruit do these seeds come from?

The edible fig was one of the first plants to be cultivated by humans. Fossils have been found dating as far back as 9400 BC ... and we've been loving them ever since.

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Watermelon seeds
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