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  • Legumes for dummies

    I have a question. The other day I was "discussing" nutritional decisions with a close friend that is a vegetarian. We got on the topic of legumes and I mentioned that that is why I don't do peanuts. I know that they are, but what exactly makes them a legume? Are there other items that we have mislabled as a nut?

    Basically, how do you identify a legume?

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    I think.... they are poisionous in nature maybe? green beans, peanuts are the only ones i know of
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      Legumes are the seamed, dry fruit of nitrogen-fixing plants.
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