Is an olive a legume?

Answer Olives are members of the genus Olea and belong to the family Oleaceae. They are not legumes. In order to a be a legume, a plant must belong to the Leguminosae family. Examples of legumes include p... Read More »

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Is chia seed a legume?

No, chia seeds are not legumes but members of the mint family. Chia (Salvia hispanica), which originates from Mexico and South America, has a high content of omega-3 fatty acids.Source:Starwest Bot... Read More »

Are coffee beans a legume?

Coffee beans come from two species of a tropical tree, Coffea canephora and Coffea arabica. They are not legumes as they are not members of Fabaceae, the legume family. The beans are actually the s... Read More »

Types of Legumes and Legume Products?

A legume is a plant, or the fruit of a plant, belonging to the Fabaceae family. Types of legumes include beans, peas, lentils and ground nuts. Legumes, or pulses, are inexpensive and are rich in pr... Read More »

If kudzu is a legume, why can't it be changed in a way that makes it edible?

The young leaves are eaten in some parts of China. Kudzu contains more protein than alfalfa and some farmers are trying to come up with a way to harvest it for use as a cattle feed.