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Fruit that starts with C

Sweet fruit (and a vegetable or two!) from all around the world.
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Scientific name: cucumis melo
Cantaloupe are also called rockmelon, mushmelon, muskmelon or spanspek. They are a medium-sized sweet melon with orange flesh. They are usually cut into pieces and eaten fresh.
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Cis forCherry

Scientific name: prunus avium
Cherries are a small, red fruit with a single stony seed. The cherry is related to almonds, peaches, plums and apricots. You can eat cherries fresh, or use them cooked in cakes and pies.
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Cis forChili

Scientific name: capsicum annuum
The chili pepper, also spelt chilli, is a small fruit that ranges in colour from green to yellow to red, the most common. The chili is very hot, and when you eat one it feels like your mouth is burning. Chilis are in the same family as the capsicum (bell pepper).
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Cis forCoconut

Scientific name: cocos nucifera
The coconut is the fruit of the coconut palm. Coconut palms grow in tropical areas of the world along beaches. They like warm weather, regular rain and high humidity, which is why they grow well in the tropics. You eat the flesh inside the coconut fruit, but there are many, many uses for the rest of the coconut palm. There are too many to list here, but they include: making rope and doormats from the outer shell of the nut; making bowls from the inner shell; and building houses from the trunk and branches of the palm tree. Coconut is used in many different ways in a wide variety of foods. One you might recognise is simply dried, grated, and stuck to the outside of a lamington!
Photo of cranberries.
Scientific name: vaccinium oxycoccos
Cranberries are the fruit of a low growing shrub that grows in bogs and wetlands in North America. The berries are deep red. Most cranberries are turned into juice or sauce but some are sold whole.