meat
noun.
the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
noun.
the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone
black walnut kernels are difficult to get out of the shell
Synonym: kernel
noun.
the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
the gist of the prosecutor's argument|the heart and soul of the Republican Party|the nub of the story