According to the above definition, all fruits should contain seeds. The so-called foods being sold in stores as fruit do not meet this definition. So let me ask you this question. At what point in time did it become normal to eat fruits with no seeds? Did you give consent to have your food altered in such a way?
I recently read an article talking about seedless watermelons and the author made it seem like seedless fruits were okay because the melons have been around for over 50 years. But that is what blew my mind. Fifty years is not a long time considering how old the earth is.
The truth of the matter is that I once ate fruits that did not have seeds because, just like everyone else who likes them, they were so much easier to eat. And back then, my taste buds were more than most likely crowded with sugar cravings so I may not have been able to taste the difference like I can now.
The truth of the matter is it is not okay. The whole point of fruit is produce seeds. Fruits that do not contain seeds cannot reproduce, therefore they are impotent.
People have become lazy and want things done their way right away. So what comes from this mentality? Convenience. Our fruits have been cross-pollinated and mated to not produce seeds, the most important part of all fruits!
When these kinds of “Franken-foods” are ingested, our bodies do not recognize the genetic make up of them and therefore cannot use them as we would be able to in their original state.
So what can you do to combat this genetic mutilation of fruits? You can seek out fruits that only contain seeds. This is harder to do in some places than others. I have realized in New Jersey we can only get seeded watermelons when they are in season. You may find organic, seedless watermelons but don’t be fooled. That’s an oxymoron and can’t really happen! Look for globe grapes, they are normally big and red. Key limes have seeds while the other conventional limes do not. Sour or seville oranges have tons of seeds and are great to make beverages with. It’s trial and error with lemons, even the so-called organic ones.
If you can’t find them, suggest for your local supermarket to carry them.