What even are beans? Are they vegetables? Why aren't they grains?

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The State Botanical Gardens at University of Tennessee, Knoxville: https://utgardens.tennessee.edu/locations/knoxville/

2018 care report of a person who used raw kidney beans as an emetic: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40519-017-0433-6

1980 British Medical Journal paper on lectin poisoning from raw beans: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7407532/

11 Replies to “What even are beans? Are they vegetables? Why aren't they grains?”

  1. great video! very informative.

    hilarious part at the end where you pretend to be poisoned but then just add "i'm just kidding."
    could have used that last part on your "ViTaMiNs sUbScRiPiOn" informercial.

  2. No love or even mention of Black Eyed Peas? I love the way they, chick peas and lupines grow their pods upright on their stems. Cool little plants. And tasty.

  3. This is one damn fine video Adam. It's packed full of excellent information, and very well edited with awesome stock footage.

  4. in regards to drying the seeds of a bean, species like Pisum sativum, Phaseolus vulgaris, Glycine hispida (soybean) cannot be dried naturally on the plant because the pods are indehiscent, the pod will open in half at full maturity and the seeds will fall off

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