Is cocoa bean a fruit?

Is cocoa bean a fruit?

Cacao (or cocoa) beans are technically not legumes but rather seeds of the fruit of the Theobroma cacao tree. Each pod-shaped fruit produces approximately 35-50 seeds surrounded by a sweet pulp.

Why is an MRI so loud?

An MRI is noisy because its magnetic field is created by running electrical current through a coiled wire—an electromagnet. When the current is switched on, there is an outward force all along the coil. And because the magnetic field is so strong, the force on the coil is very large.

What is the percentage of nitrogen gas in the air?

It is primarily composed of nitrogen (78%) and oxygen (21%) with only small concentrations of other trace gases. Nearly all atmospheric water vapor or moisture is found in the troposphere, so it is the layer where most of Earth’s weather takes place.

What are the countries that use the metric system?

The only remaining nonmetric countries in the world are the United States, Liberia, and Myanmar (Burma). Our conversion calculator can help convert between the metric system and U.S. Weights and Measures.

When was the first commercial jet flight?

Then, on May 2, 1952, the British Overseas Aircraft Corporation (BOAC) began the world’s first commercial jet service with the 44-seat Comet 1A, flying paying passengers from London to Johannesburg. The Comet was capable of traveling 480 miles per hour, a record speed at the time.

How do you get decaf beans?

The general decaffeination processes includes soaking the still green coffee beans in hot water (160-210 degrees Fahrenheit) and then some sort of solvent or activated carbon is used to extract/dissolve the caffeine. The solvents typically used are methylene chloride or ethyl acetate.

Are there kangaroos in New Zealand?

There are no wild kangaroos, but there are wild, non-native wallabies in a few places in New Zealand, Kawau Island is the best known but they also are found in the central North Islands around Lake Tarawera and near Oamaru in the South Island.

How many steps are there in St Peter’s Basilica?

You must pay to take the elevator then climb (320 steps) to the top of St. Peter’s dome—but it’s worth it. (You can save a couple of euros by opting to climb the entire way: 551 stairs.)