Are beans and nuts the same?
Yes, these foods are all in the same family—they are all seeds. Beans are the seeds of legumes. Examples include: peas, lentils, soybeans, and chickpeas. Nuts are the seeds of trees.
Which nut is really a bean?
Peanut: The peanut is a legume from the bean family. Its fruit grows underground where it produces a natural fertilizer for the plant. Yes, that right, beans are fruit; the musical fruit song wasn't lying. Pecan: A Pecan is a type of drupe seed from a hickory tree.
Is cashew a bean or a nut?
Cashews are a nut, grown on trees throughout the world's tropical zones. The peanut is the only common "nut" that's actually a legume.
What is the difference between a legume and a nut?
Both the nuts and legumes come with a dry fruit inside a pod but when closely examined nuts and legumes are different. One of the main differences that can be noted between nuts and legumes is in the number of seeds present inside the shell. Nuts usually come with one or two seeds.