Are beans a fruit?


The Mayo Clinic classifies beans as a fruit. According to botanists, a fruit is the part of the plant that develops from a flower or the section of the plant that contains the seeds. The other parts of plants are considered vegetables.

A common misconception is that beans are legumes and that legumes are neither fruits nor vegetables. Beans are indeed legumes, but legumes are simple, dry fruits contained within a shell or a pod. The most well-known legumes are peas, beans, peanuts and alfalfa. Legumes are a good source of protein, especially for those who abstain from eating meat.

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