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I was just informed by a nutritionist that peas are a starch.

So peas and potatoes are starches, corn is grain, squash and tomatoes are really fruit... that does that leave for veggies? carrots? leafy ones? Do any beans count or are the starch and protein?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:27 PM on May. 26, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

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  • Beans are a protein. Basically, your veggies are leaf greens, carrots, sweet potatoes, maybe eggplant, broccoli, cauliflower, parsnips, radishes, asparagus, artichokes. I don't think peppers are veggies, but I'm not sure.


    Answer by scout_mom at 6:35 PM on May. 26, 2011

  • I think peppers are fruits... they have seed inside them. Thats the rule right? So leaves and roots huh? lol.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 6:37 PM on May. 26, 2011

  • This is my lesson learned today at Cafemom. I thought they were all vegetables. Thanks ladies.

    Answer by meooma at 7:31 PM on May. 26, 2011

  • Never heard that one.

    Answer by 1smartcookie at 4:22 PM on May. 31, 2011

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