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Adams explained that the green bean is a “dry fruit,” which means that when it’s fully developed, the pod will dry out and crack open to reveal a mature seed. The green beans we eat are immature, with the seeds still sitting inside the pod. So beans are fruit.
“And a green bean is, basically, a pod that has seeds inside of it.” Adams explained that the green bean is a “dry fruit,” which means that when it’s fully developed, the pod will dry out and crack open to reveal a mature seed.
Beans and legumes are the fruits or seeds of a family of plants called Fabaceae. They are commonly eaten around the world and are a rich source of fiber and B vitamins. They are also a great replacement for meat as a source of vegetarian protein.
Botanically speaking, green beans are fruits. They are the structure that bear the seeds of the plant, making them fruit. To the plants producing fruit is a means to produce seed and reproduce.
They are fleshy and don’t look like stems or leaves, but they are not fruit. The pea (or bean) is the seed. They all grow in the same kind of pod that is the fruit, and are very high in protein. The plant, the pod and the vegetable are all called legumes, Litt said.