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What is a Seed?

Seed is the characteristic reproductive body of flowering plants and some gymnosperms. It consists of a miniature undeveloped plant and stored food reserves, all enclosed in a protective coat or shell.

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What is a seed?

A seed contains a miniature plant embryo and a store of food in a protected shell or husk. The stored food in seed plants is typically a combination of starch, oil and protein.

A complete embryo and the food reserves in a seed allow it to survive being dispersed away from its parent plant, even in hostile conditions such as extreme heat or dryness. This ability is the key to seed germination.

In gymnosperms (naked seeded plants), one sperm cell fertilizes an egg cell in a megagametophyte to form the seed. However, the megagametophyte can develop in different shapes – most commonly anatropous (curved), orthotropous (straight) and campylotropous (crown shaped).

In some seed plants, such as dicotyledonous plants with non-endospermic endosperm, the embryo is embedded within a layer of the nutrient tissue known as endosperm. In the monocotyledonous seeds of grasses and palms, the embryo is surrounded by the proteinaceous aleurone layer. Seeds can also have additional appendages such as wings (as in yew and nutmeg), hairs (from the Corydalis species) or an aril (a fleshy outgrowth from the funicle or raphe in coniferous seeds). These can aid in their dispersal, or provide a source of nutrients.

How do seeds grow?

Seeds need to find the right conditions for germination and growth. They must also be dispersed, or moved from one place to another, so they can reach their destination. This can be done in many ways. For example, pine seeds have a wing for wind dispersal. Orchid seeds have a dustlike coating that can be carried efficiently by the wind. Buoyant seeds, like those from Mucuna or Dioclea, float on water.

Inside a seed is a tiny plant embryo and stored food, called endosperm. Cells inside the seed are deciding whether they should grow into part of a root, stem, or leaf. This is how a seed becomes a seedling. Some seeds have a hard outer shell that protects the embryo and endosperm. Other seeds have a soft, flexible seed coat that allows it to absorb water and begin growing. This process is called imbibition. Once the seed is in the right conditions, parts of the embryo break through the seed coat and grow downward.

What are seeds made of?

Seeds usually contain an embryo, stored food, and a protective coating. Depending on the kind of plant, the embryo is either fertilized by two sperm cells transferred from pollen (triploid), or unfertilized and empty (zygotic). In gymnosperms such as pines and spruces, the seeds are naked, and they form a cone around the seed when ripe.

In angiosperms, the embryo is covered by a seed coat that may be hard or soft and a thick layer of nutritious tissue called endosperm. Some seeds, however, do not have endosperm. These are called exalbuminous seeds, and they include beans, peas, garden peas, squash, and sunflowers.

The endosperm in most seeds is absorbed by the developing embryo. The embryo then grows within cotyledons, the first leaflike structures that develop from the embryonic axis. There can be one cotyledon (Monocotyledons) or two (Dicotyledons). The tip of the embryo is called the plumule, and the radicle develops from the hypocotyl. Sheath-like structures called coleoptiles and colleorhiza surround the cotyledons and plumule.

What are seeds used for?

Seeds are a source of food for humans and animals. Most seeds are eaten and provide a significant proportion of the world’s total calories, especially cereal grains, legumes (beans, peas and lentils) and nuts. Seeds also provide oils for cooking and margarine, spices and medicines (including gin) and a wide variety of plant products.

RDs can help clients incorporate seed foods into their diets to reap health benefits. Seeds are high in protein, healthy fats and minerals and can be incorporated into meals and snacks that fit a client’s dietary preferences and nutrient needs.

Seeds are an excellent source of energy and can boost optimal immune, hormonal and cardiovascular function. They are a good option for clients with food allergies and can be used to replace nuts in recipes that can cause a reaction, as well as provide a snack that is portable and ideal for pre- or postworkout fuel. Seeds also are an easy way to add texture and crunch to foods.

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Rastafarianism is an African religion and there is a great deal of people in the world that follow its teachings. In fact, there are even people that have embraced the lifestyle that is closely associated with Rastafarianism in the past such as musician and entertainer Bob Marley and Rastafarian clothing designer Larry Lloyd.

As the name implies, the Rastafarian lifestyle includes wearing clothes and accessories that are made out of beads, feathers, and other natural materials. The clothing in the Rastafarian tradition often includes animal skin, such as a horse's hide. The hair of the Rastafarian man is also usually long.

The lifestyle of Rastafarians is largely based on traditional ways of living in their native countries, as well as the African traditions and rituals that are passed down. Rastafarians have a great deal of respect for the animals that are part of their diet. Most people that follow this type of lifestyle believe that they have a direct link to the animals that they eat. In fact, in some cases, the animals may be eaten during the ceremony that follows the ceremony.

In addition to having a great deal of respect for the animals, Rastafarians also have a great deal of respect for their hobbies and pastimes. They often dress in clothes that are similar to that of the animals that they eat. Rastafarians also have a great deal of respect for the clothing that they wear and the clothing that is used to decorate their home. The color of the clothing and accessories that are worn by Rastafarians is often very similar to that of the animals that they eat.

Although Rastafarians follow a lifestyle that is based on a natural way of life, some of them do have to be in the workplace. For example, many Rastafarians work as musicians or entertainers. In order to do so, the musician may have to give up some of his or her time in order to become successful. In addition, some musicians choose to work for other musicians, such as Bob Marley and the Wailers. However, other musicians choose to work for themselves, like Bob Marley.

Although the Rastafarian lifestyle is different from that of other people, the Rastafarian lifestyle is also a life of peace and harmony. The Rastafarian people live a simple life where they eat animal meat, live in their own homes, and do not engage in much of the materialistic activities of society.