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Achenes are a type of fruits where the fruit is dry and just barely bigger than the seed. As they don't have any juice, they are never eaten as a fruit culinarily.

They are very, very similar to cypselae, as they are both dry, indehiscent fruits with a single seed linked to the fruit wall only by the funicle. However achenes are simple fruits and derive from the superior ovaries. Cypselae instead originate from inferior ovaries.

List of Achenes