Word of the Week: Fruchtfleisch

May 26, 2017

Fruchtfleisch Enlarge image (© www.colourbox.com) With summer around the corner, many of us are drinking more smoothies and fruit juice than usual. From fresh-squeezed orange juice to strawberry smoothies, there's plenty of options to energize yourself on a hot day!

But here's a question for you: with Fruchtfleisch or without?

Some of us love it, some of us don't. Fruchtfleisch comes from the words Frucht ("fruit") and Fleisch ("meat"). But this type of "meat" is one that our vegetarians can comfortably consume. Fruchtfleisch means the "meat of the fruit" - basically, the internal part of a fruit (the part that most people eat). Fruchtfleisch can refer to the inside of the fruit or it can refer to pulp (since pulp is made up of a fruit's "meat"). Some people prefer their juice with Fruchtfleisch, while others buy it without it.

When you peel an orange, the inside of the orange is called its Fruchtfleisch. Similarly, when you drink orange juice with pulp, you would refer to the pulp as Fruchtfleisch.

Fruchtfleisch Enlarge image (© www.colourbox.com) The Fruchtfleisch has more vitamins than the juice alone. So make sure to eat your meat!

By Nicole Glass, Editor of The Week in Germany

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