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The word coconut is a misnomer. Despite its name, coconut is actually not a nut, or at least had never been one until the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) labeled it a tree nut in 2006. Before then, a coconut had been considered a fruit (specifically, a drupe), and leading allergy advocacy groups still support that classification. As do many Allergists.Since coconuts contain a single seed within a hard brittle cover, a tree nut classification may make sense from the perspective of a botanist. While others might point to the milky center (with a seed), as consistent with fruits, or...

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