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Are lima beans a fruit or vegetable?

beans, beans the magical fruit, right?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Neither, they're a legume.

    EDITED.... Actually, I guess it depends on which legume you are speaking of. According to the botanical definitions of fruit and vegetable, if the organ is a vegetative part (root, stem or leaf), it is a vegetable. If it is derived from an ovary (female reproductive structure of the flower), then it is a fruit.

    Beans are therefore clearly fruits by this definition, since they include the ovary wall. Peas are derived from the fruit and would be called seeds. The word vegetable is not listed in the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Botany, it is strictly a culinary term.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Are Lima Beans Vegetables

  • 6 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Vegetable.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Fruits are the immediate supply of vitamins, proteins, and electrolytes, so over body can certainly absorb them. Found in the case of plant some of the straight eatable but some need to cooked well for enhance their taste.

  • 1 decade ago

    lima beans grow in the exact same way as green beans, the kind you normally eat. the only difference is that the lima bean is allowed to mature and then is taken out of the pod. it is actually the seed, similar to the pea.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They are the seeds of a variety of bean.

    Have never noticed that they make me gassy, so they are not particularly "magical" as far as I'm concerned.

    good answer mykrodot

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    M' has some good points.

    Magical... in what terms?

    Good for human and animal nutrition

    Cash crop for farmers.

    N-fix good for soil.

    OR eat too many,

    people in room will dissappear,

    RIGHT out the door,

    must be MAGIC?!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    vegetable

  • 6 years ago

    fruit

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