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Is a Peanut a Fruit or Vegetable?

★~DoctorWhoGuru~★ 2012/12/31 19:45:37
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  • [insert witty moniker here] 2013/01/06 19:15:17
    Undecided
    [insert witty moniker here]
    +1
    It's a legume.
  • Kozmo 2013/01/05 21:06:12
    Fruit
    Kozmo
    +1
    technically, it's a legume so it's a POD vegetable
    but we only eat the seed part so it's a fruit
  • Wizard_in_Time 2013/01/02 19:45:33
  • Kozmo Wizard_... 2013/01/05 21:07:35
    Kozmo
    +1
    I did my answer off the top of my head as this is the FUN section
  • LayLady 2013/01/02 02:10:43
    Undecided
    LayLady
  • Kozmo LayLady 2013/01/05 21:11:27
    Kozmo
    +2
    Aneural Source of Protein [ASP] for such made from plants
  • LayLady Kozmo 2013/01/06 18:14:14
    LayLady
    +1
    I always thought it was in the meat family because of the high protein. :P
  • Kozmo LayLady 2013/01/06 20:57:21
    Kozmo
    +2
    Eating beans (legumes) & rice provides you will ALL essential amino acids.

    My term aneural means it doesn't have any awareness or feelings , unlike creatures
  • LayLady Kozmo 2013/01/07 04:20:40
    LayLady
    +2
    I see :P thanks for the info.
  • MrSexyPants 2013/01/02 01:04:18
    Undecided
    MrSexyPants
    +1
    neither. it's a nut. nuts are in their own category. right?
  • Kozmo MrSexyP... 2013/01/06 21:06:20
    Kozmo
    +1
    A groundnut (unrelated plant with same name) in the bean family,
    almonds, cashews, & walnuts being tree nuts.
  • MrSexyP... Kozmo 2013/01/09 00:14:21
    MrSexyPants
    +2
    peanuts grow in the ground?? i thought they grew on trees... lol
  • Kozmo MrSexyP... 2013/01/09 09:33:56
    Kozmo
    +2
    After the ovary is fertilized, the growing pod gets buried in the ground
    peanuts in ground
  • MrSexyP... Kozmo 2013/01/10 04:06:15
    MrSexyPants
    +2
    wow... u really do learn something new every day...
  • La 2013/01/02 00:20:08
    Vegetable
    La
    +1
    I think nuts are technically veggies rather than fruit. Actually upon consideration I think they are their own group.
  • Kozmo La 2013/01/10 05:13:49
    Kozmo
    +2
    They're legumes, same family as bean, pea & lentils. You're in the ballpark
  • La Kozmo 2013/01/10 21:42:07
    La
    +2
    Excellent :)
  • Black-Indian Girl 2013/01/01 20:57:18
    Fruit
    Black-Indian Girl
    +2
    Botanically, it's a simple, dry fruit in the family Fabaceae (legumes). They are dehiscent (opening at seams on one or more sides). Not to be confused with true nuts, which are indehiscent, (no built in weaknesses) and must be opened by other means.
  • viola 2013/01/01 19:54:05
    Undecided
    viola
    +2
    it's a nut
  • Denny Boy 2013/01/01 17:06:02
    Undecided
    Denny Boy
    +2
    It's a food I happen to have deadly allergies to, so I wouldn't care.
  • Kookieless The Sexy Nihilis... 2013/01/01 14:20:34
  • Laura Vanderbooben 2013/01/01 10:19:13
    Undecided
    Laura Vanderbooben
    +3
    Legume, they grow in the ground.
  • baxter 2013/01/01 10:05:08
    Vegetable
    baxter
    +1
    Vegtaeble i think
  • Psyblade 2013/01/01 06:01:33
    Undecided
    Psyblade
    +2
    It's a legume.
  • Dweezle 2013/01/01 05:59:37
    Undecided
    Dweezle
    +3
    A peanut as I recall is a legume, neither fruit or vegetable.
  • DoxieDad 2013/01/01 05:56:58
    Vegetable
    DoxieDad
    +1
    Well.. I was wrong on that one.
    "Botanically speaking, it is a fruit, since the seeds are contained within a pod, even though that pod develops underground. Peanuts are somewhat unique within the legume family due to their geocarpy (fruit develops underground)."
    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Is_...
  • Wackyweirdochic 2013/01/01 04:51:45
    Undecided
    Wackyweirdochic
    +1
    It is its own species :D
  • Kozmo Wackywe... 2013/01/06 21:08:13 (edited)
    Kozmo
    +2
    Hybrid mutant

    The domesticated peanut is an amphidiploid or allotetraploid, meaning that it has two sets of chromosomes from two different species, thought to be A. duranensis and A. ipaensis.

    These likely combined in the wild to form the tetraploid species A. monticola, which gave rise to the domesticated peanut.
  • Wackywe... Kozmo 2013/01/07 01:59:42
    Wackyweirdochic
    O-O I feel like I'm in adv biology right now. Thanks for the information though. I hope you know that my answer was a joke because I truly didn't know before :\
  • Kozmo Wackywe... 2013/01/07 05:11:17
    Kozmo
    +1
    Something simpler, the above describes it much like a mule.

    The peanut, or groundnut (Arachis hypogaea), is a species in the legume or "bean" family (Fabaceae). Despite its name and appearance, the peanut is not a nut.
  • Casey 2013/01/01 04:30:50
    Undecided
    Casey
    +1
    Neither
  • ✞ॐGuru Joshॐ✞ 2013/01/01 03:31:38
    Undecided
    ✞ॐGuru Joshॐ✞
    +1
    It's a legume.
  • sjalan 2013/01/01 02:31:07
    Undecided
    sjalan
    +1
    NEITHER, it is a member of the legume or bean family of plants. Hence it is neither a fruit nor a vegetable.
  • Alex 2013/01/01 01:26:03
    Undecided
    Alex
    +1
    It's, quite simply...NUTTY!!!!
  • Mellow 2013/01/01 01:10:33
    Undecided
    Mellow
    +1
    It's neither. It is a legume.
  • jgh57 2013/01/01 01:00:07
    Undecided
    jgh57
    +1
    Neither, it is a legume.
  • being me 2013/01/01 00:59:49 (edited)
    Undecided
    being me
    +1
    It's a nut.

    In terms of food groups nuts are not considered fruits or vegetables. Nuts are in a group all by themselves. in the food guide pyramid, fruits are in a separate group and vegetables are in a group.
  • wildcat 2013/01/01 00:59:44
    Undecided
    wildcat
    +1
    Legume -- simple fruit
  • Gone Away 2012/12/31 20:24:04
    Undecided
    Gone Away
    +2
    Legume!
    Definition of LEGUME

    1- a : the fruit or seed of plants of the legume family (as peas or beans) used for food
    b : a vegetable used for food
    2- : any of a large family (Leguminosae syn. Fabaceae, the legume family) of dicotyledonous herbs, shrubs, and trees having fruits that are legumes (sense 3) or loments, bearing nodules on the roots that contain nitrogen-fixing bacteria, and including important food and forage plants (as peas, beans, or clovers)
    3- : a dry dehiscent one-celled fruit developed from a simple superior ovary and usually dehiscing into two valves with the seeds attached to the ventral suture

    So both?
  • Bacci 2012/12/31 19:59:39
    Fruit
    Bacci
    +2
    It's considered to be a legume, which they say is a simple fruit.

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