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February 19, 2011 2:25 PM   Subscribe

Besides coconut, what non-animal foodstuffs have "meat" in them?

Usually vegetables and fruits have flesh, rinds, peels, etc...

Coconut is one thing that has stuff inside that is referred to as 'meat'.

What other vegetarian foodstuffs have parts that are referred to as meat?
posted by OlivesAndTurkishCoffee to Food & Drink (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
The edible part of regular nuts is referred to as the meat.
posted by jedicus at 2:27 PM on February 19, 2011 [4 favorites]


And then there's mincemeat, which these days often as not contains no animal products.
posted by jedicus at 2:28 PM on February 19, 2011


Mangos are often referred to as having "flesh"... as are most stone fruits for that matter.
posted by faeuboulanger at 2:28 PM on February 19, 2011


Theoretically a forcemeat can be made vegetarian or vegan. Here's an example.
posted by jedicus at 2:30 PM on February 19, 2011


Sweetmeat is a slightly archaic word for a confection or dessert.
posted by jedicus at 2:35 PM on February 19, 2011


The innards of various gourds, squash, pumpkins, etc. are often referred to as "meat."
posted by raztaj at 2:37 PM on February 19, 2011


Pumpkins and squash have meat.
posted by painquale at 2:38 PM on February 19, 2011


Black Walnuts
posted by JayRwv at 3:03 PM on February 19, 2011


Avocados could be considered 'meaty'
posted by gillianr at 4:30 PM on February 19, 2011


Large mushrooms like portobellos.
posted by fshgrl at 5:17 PM on February 19, 2011


Beyond mangos, gourds, squashes, pumpkins, etc., fruits and vegetables in general are sometimes referred to as having 'flesh' or 'meat.'
posted by box at 5:30 PM on February 19, 2011


The part of the artichoke leaf that you scrape off with your teeth (after dipping it in butter...mmmmmm) is called the meat or the flesh.
posted by cooker girl at 5:34 PM on February 19, 2011


How about Beefsteak tomatoes?
posted by Rash at 9:23 PM on February 19, 2011


(If this was a Family Feud question my response might not be on the board, but...) I have always referred to the 'inside' of a potato as the meat.
posted by palacewalls at 11:46 PM on February 19, 2011


Hehe! Cure Your Own Olives - Wash olives. With stone or mallet, crack the meat of the olive,… and Roasted Coffee Beans - The meat of the coffee berries is then taken off using a machine,
posted by unliteral at 6:31 PM on February 20, 2011


Pecans, if you live in Texas.

And do artichoke hearts count?
posted by mudpuppie at 12:24 AM on February 21, 2011


At a Japanese restaurant I once saw "melon meat" as an item on the dessert menu, so that could be another.
posted by you zombitch at 7:22 PM on February 21, 2011


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