Is a cocoa bean a fruit or vegetable?

Answer A cocoa bean is not a whole fruit itself; it's part of a fruit. The bean is the seed of a cocoa pod, which is the fruit that grows on a cocoa tree. According to the World Cocoa Foundation, it takes... Read More »

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Is a green bean a fruit or a vegetable?

Green beans are part of the podded vegetable group. This classification includes all beans, peas and lentils. Green beans provide vitamins A, C, K and manganese, and 3/4 of a cup contains 25 calori... Read More »

What Do Cocoa Bean Plants Need to Survive?

Cocoa beans are harvested from a tree called Theobroma cacoa, and are the main ingredient in chocolate. The Theobroma cacao tree is native to Central and South America, and prefers moist, shady ar... Read More »

Is a lima bean a vegetable?

When the word "vegetable" is used in its strict botanical meaning, no seed is a vegetable, according to Newton BBS. Since the lima bean is a seed, it is not a vegetable. In non-scientific speech of... Read More »

Is chocolate made with vegetable oils instead of cocoa butter?

Milk chocolate is made by combining milk solids or milk powder, cocoa butter, chocolate liquor and sugar. Chocolate made for dipping has more cocoa butter than chocolate for consumption. Replacing ... Read More »