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What is the difference between Nuts and Beans?

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C. Lopez

C. Lopez

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C. Lopez
C. Lopez, Chauffer, Chauffer, Watertown

Answered Oct 14, 2020

Nuts and beans are both popular foods that are known to be rich in protein. Foremost, nuts are considered as fruits. Nuts are referred to as one of the most famous dry fruits with a single seed in botany and few times with two seeds.

When it gets matured, the nuts become harder, and still, its seed is not attached to the ovary wall. Nuts do not open up, even after it has been completely matured. The common examples of nuts include almonds, chestnuts, walnuts, pecans, and a lot more. On the other hand, we refer to the bean as a seed. Bean is actually a term used in referring to seeds that belong to the “Fabaceae” or legume family.

Sometimes, beans are also referred to as peas. You can plant seeds of beans to obtain beans again. Generally, beans are also found to be softer than nuts when handled in their fresh state. Examples of famous beans include butter beans and black beans.

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W. Kaye

W. Kaye

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W. Kaye
W. Kaye, Ex-Marine, Post Graduate, Chapel Hill

Answered Oct 14, 2020

It is true nuts and beans are most times confused with being the same, most especially when you consider the various similarities between the two share. For instance, both are great sources of protein, and both are usually recommended for weight loss. However, there are still some differences between the two.

One of the major differences between the two is that nuts are usually considered as fruits, while beans are not fruits. Nuts are usually considered as dry fruits, and they usually contain one seed. Beans are not anyways fruits; they are usually considered as seeds. Beans are usually classified as legumes.

They are just the seeds of the bean plants. When you compare the softness of the two, nuts are harder than beans. In fact, one of the characteristic features of nuts is that they begin to harden as they mature. Unlike the bean seed that attaches itself to the ovary wall, the nut's seed does not.

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Anthony Paul Bonadio

Anthony Paul Bonadio

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Anthony Paul Bonadio
Anthony Paul Bonadio, Teacher, MCA, PhD, Toledo

Answered Oct 12, 2020

Nuts and beans are two types of foods. They are full of nutrition. One of the differences between the two is what the food is considered. Nuts are seen as a fruit. Examples of nuts include pecans, chestnuts, almonds, and walnuts. Beans also have a number of different varieties, including red, kidney, Lima, and pinto beans.

Another difference between the two is in regards to how hard they are. Nuts are much harder than beans. They often have to be cracked to enjoy them. On the other hand, beans are much softer and easier to enjoy. Their casing is softer than nuts.

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L. Sevigny

L. Sevigny

L. Sevigny
L. Sevigny, Doctor, Las Vegas

Answered Apr 22, 2020

A nut is considered a fruit, and a bean is thought of as a seed. Nuts only have one or two seeds, while beans can have many seeds. The two have similarities in that they are a rich source of protein and a great addition to your diets.

A nut is considered a fruit, and a bean is thought of as a seed. Nuts only have one or two seeds,
Nuts are found in shells, like almonds, walnuts, and pecans, and beans are in pods, like lima, navy, and black beans. Nuts are not connected to their ovary wall; however, beans are connected to their pod walls.

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J. Shatner

J. Shatner

J. Shatner
J. Shatner, Content writer, Boston

Answered Apr 08, 2020

Nuts and beans are both edible and nutritious, and while a nut is considered a fruit, a bean is like a seed. A bean can have up to half a dozen seeds, while nuts have only one or two seeds. When picked, beans are said to be much softer than nuts. Some of the most common beans include lima, black, pinto, and garbanzo.

Nuts and beans are both edible and nutritious, and while a nut is considered a fruit, a bean is
Nuts, on the other hand, are much harder inside and out, and some of the members of the nut family include almonds, pecans, walnuts, and chestnuts. These nuts are considered the fruit of their tree. Also, when a nut matures, the seed is no longer attached to its ovary wall; however, beans, generally come inside of a soft casing.

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