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What are beans considered?

My dad says they are veggies but that seems wrong.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:16 PM on Jan. 3, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • I'm sorry, but in the food pyramid, "Dry Beans" are in the meat catagory. It does not specify any other types of beans.

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    CarolynBarnett

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 1:32 PM on Jan. 3, 2009

  • They are considered a "meat"
    CarolynBarnett

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 1:17 PM on Jan. 3, 2009

  • pp is right
    jodi205

    Answer by jodi205 at 1:23 PM on Jan. 3, 2009

  • Meat is a complete protein. Beans can only be a complete protein when they are served with a grain. Beans and rice= complete protein...
    MomShawn70

    Answer by MomShawn70 at 1:27 PM on Jan. 3, 2009

  • beans belong to the pea family, I would say your dad is right. May be some people consider them "meat" because they are rich in carbohydrates and proteins.
    r_b

    Answer by r_b at 1:28 PM on Jan. 3, 2009

  • a search on the internet would help better. I had a search on the bean definition though.
    r_b

    Answer by r_b at 1:29 PM on Jan. 3, 2009

  • bean (bn)
    n.
    1.
    a. Any of various New World twining herbs of the genus Phaseolus in the pea family, having leaves with three leaflets, variously colored flowers, and edible pods and seeds.
    b. A seed or pod of any of these plants.
    2. Any of several related plants or their seeds or pods, such as the adzuki bean, broad bean, or soybean.
    3. Any of various other plants or their seeds or fruits, especially those suggestive of beans, such as the coffee bean or the vanilla bean.
    4. Slang A person's head.
    5. beans Slang A small amount: I don't know beans about investing.
    6. Chiefly British A fellow; a chap.
    CarolynBarnett

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 1:33 PM on Jan. 3, 2009

  • Beans are actually a legume. A legume is a simple dry fruit. They are a source of protein, so as far as the Food Pyramid is considered, they fall into the same group with Meats, but are not actually a "meat".

    Some well known Legumes includes: alfalfa, clover, peas, beans, lentils, lupins, mesquite, carob, and peanuts.

    DawnA72

    Answer by DawnA72 at 1:23 PM on Jan. 5, 2009

  • PP is right. They are a legume. They contain protein that's why they're in the "meat" category. Beans are extremely good for you, and I recommend everyone eating more beans and less meat.....
    ChefBoyRDee

    Answer by ChefBoyRDee at 4:52 PM on Jan. 10, 2009

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