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Are peanuts fruits/vegetables.

asked by a Whole Foods Market Customer over 4 years ago
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HalfPint

HalfPint is a trusted home cook.

added over 4 years ago

It's technically a fruit.

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added over 4 years ago

It's a fruit. But in terms of where it fits into one's diet, peanuts are a fat and a protein rather than a fruit/vegetable.

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Pegeen

Pegeen is a trusted home cook.

added over 4 years ago

I think they're legumes. (That may be the first time I've gotten to use that word with a straight face.)

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added over 4 years ago


Culinarily speaking, like me, they're nuts. The part we eat is actually a seed.

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Maedl

Margie is a trusted home cook immersed in German foodways.

added over 4 years ago

Peanuts are legumes and are part of the bean family, Fabaceae. It's a New World crop, and like tomatoes, squash, and other beans, eventually traveled to Africa and other destinations.

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