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Green beans -- vegetable or legume?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 01, 2011 at 12:38 PM

I was served green beans the other day and realised I didn't know if they were a legume or a vegetable. Can you tell me? Also, I think I knoe that peas are legumes, am I correct?

Thanks all.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on May 18, 2013
at 01:36 PM

Most likely because they have virtually no lectins to speak of. Lectins are not 1 single thing, but a family of proteins, and some legumes have potent lectins, and some do not. Green beans, snap peas, snow peas, have very little to virtually zero.

8c5533ffe71bd4262fedc7e898ead1ba

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on August 02, 2011
at 07:59 AM

Hmm, I wonder if you could achieve the same thing in a frying pan? (I don't have an oven, just a hot plate.) Of course, I like green beans raw, so don't necessarily need to change them, but in CO that could be quite delicious. . .

8c5533ffe71bd4262fedc7e898ead1ba

(1724)

on August 02, 2011
at 07:56 AM

Thanks, that is quite helpful.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on August 01, 2011
at 06:00 PM

MMMMMMMM...yummy

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on August 01, 2011
at 03:58 PM

Oh and keep your eye on them the last 5 minutes or so. They go from perfectly roasted to burned to a crisp in the blink of an eye. These are also great with CO instead of olive oil and usually how I make them. If you have a paleo ketchup recipe now would be the time to make it. Seriously.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on August 01, 2011
at 03:56 PM

ps this works just as well with frozen green beans as long as they aren't the little short cut ones. Trader Joe's frozen GB's work well

91c2e2a35e578e2e79ce7d631b753879

(2081)

on August 01, 2011
at 03:09 PM

Oh, thank you Shari - I not only have tonight's dinner, but a potential recipe teh bloggy.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on August 01, 2011
at 03:07 PM

+1 for a recipe I've GOT to try.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on August 01, 2011
at 12:57 PM

Yup. Snap peas are fine. Peas are a legume, but I'd rather eat peas than corn...

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5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on August 01, 2011
at 12:44 PM

Botanically they're legumes. Personally, I regard young bean and pea pods and pea shoots as acceptable vegetables since the problematic compounds develop in the more mature seeds.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on August 01, 2011
at 12:57 PM

Yup. Snap peas are fine. Peas are a legume, but I'd rather eat peas than corn...

8c5533ffe71bd4262fedc7e898ead1ba

(1724)

on August 02, 2011
at 07:56 AM

Thanks, that is quite helpful.

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98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

on August 01, 2011
at 03:03 PM

They're the legume you can eat! (Cause you can have my green bean fries when you pry them from my cold, dead hands.)

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on August 01, 2011
at 03:56 PM

ps this works just as well with frozen green beans as long as they aren't the little short cut ones. Trader Joe's frozen GB's work well

8c5533ffe71bd4262fedc7e898ead1ba

(1724)

on August 02, 2011
at 07:59 AM

Hmm, I wonder if you could achieve the same thing in a frying pan? (I don't have an oven, just a hot plate.) Of course, I like green beans raw, so don't necessarily need to change them, but in CO that could be quite delicious. . .

91c2e2a35e578e2e79ce7d631b753879

(2081)

on August 01, 2011
at 03:09 PM

Oh, thank you Shari - I not only have tonight's dinner, but a potential recipe teh bloggy.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on August 01, 2011
at 06:00 PM

MMMMMMMM...yummy

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on August 01, 2011
at 03:07 PM

+1 for a recipe I've GOT to try.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on August 01, 2011
at 03:58 PM

Oh and keep your eye on them the last 5 minutes or so. They go from perfectly roasted to burned to a crisp in the blink of an eye. These are also great with CO instead of olive oil and usually how I make them. If you have a paleo ketchup recipe now would be the time to make it. Seriously.

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54ad2ab76c6ca82b359414e61a44ac3c

on May 18, 2013
at 01:00 AM

i am highly allergic to anything in the legume family and i can have green beans i cant have peas why i have no clue but thats your answer

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on May 18, 2013
at 01:36 PM

Most likely because they have virtually no lectins to speak of. Lectins are not 1 single thing, but a family of proteins, and some legumes have potent lectins, and some do not. Green beans, snap peas, snow peas, have very little to virtually zero.

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Deb67d32c8e76070bf7491030a996593

on September 06, 2013
at 11:08 PM

Sorry I left an incorrect answer.

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Cca8c5fd751e23600522f16e291701be

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on July 27, 2013
at 01:42 PM

Why is it that green beans make me horribly bloated?

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0d927a24fd5282695531e46814a7cd3b

on February 21, 2012
at 06:58 AM

Peas are legumes, but most legumes are vegetables. Beans are also legumes, and they are vegetables. It's sort of like a volcano is a mountain, but not all mountains are volcanoes. A legume is a vegetable, but not all vegetables are legumes.

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