Are Peanuts a Vegetable?


Peanuts are not vegetables. The peanut, or groundnut (Arachis hypogaea), is a species in the legume or 'bean' family (Fabaceae).
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No, peanuts are not a vegetable. Peanuts are in the food family of legumes. Peanuts, beans and lentils are all in the legume food family. In some culinary terms, a peanut can at times, be considered a vegetable.
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