Talk:Legume

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Legumous trees[edit]

Not sure whether its worth a article section, but here goes anyway: legumous trees are not mentioned in article, so perhaps include it ? a example is Moringa oleifera —Preceding unsigned comment added by 91.176.12.176 (talk) 07:16, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

Perhaps you meant the other drumstick tree, Cassia fistula. Nadiatalent (talk) 17:28, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

Legume and pulse: any difference?[edit]

I'm struggling to understand what is the difference, if any, between legume and Pulse (legume). And if there's no difference, why are there two articles? Thanks for any help. --gråb whåt you cån (talk) 18:30, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

The Pulse (legume) page seems to cover the matter well: "A pulse ... is an annual leguminous crop yielding from one to twelve seeds of variable size, shape, and color within a pod. Pulses are used for food and animal feed. The term "pulse", as used by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), is reserved for crops harvested solely for the dry seed. This excludes green beans and green peas ...". There are lots of legumes that are not pulses. Nadiatalent (talk) 20:14, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
Thank you, Nadia. I should have read more closely. --gråb whåt you cån (talk) 22:13, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Legumes are more important than Britney Spears[edit]

This article is a brush-off. It is unbelievable to me that no mention is made of rhizomes, for instance. Legumes are one of the only plants that can create sustainable agriculture. 71.22.155.114 (talk) 03:13, 15 March 2012 (UTC)

Etymology[edit]

Any chance someone could elaborate on that. In particular I'm wondering whether there is a connection to Légume, the French word for vegetable?
-- 77.47.5.73 (talk) 00:39, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

I'm french, and I see no difference in english between the words Legume and Vegetable. So there is an interwiki with Légume in the page Vegetable, but not in the page Legume. --Consulnico (talk) 09:46, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
In English there is no meaning of legume equivalent to vegetables in general. The word can refer to 1) a group of plants 2) their fruits 3) those of their fruits used as vegetables. Potatoes, cabbages, tomatoes, turnips, cucumbers, spinach, etc. are not legumes in any sense. Lavateraguy (talk) 10:35, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
The French Wikipedia page for legume explains the etymology of the French term. It is derived from the Latin term for "plant pods", and in French originally referred to what in English are known as grains and legumes as well as vegetables. The French Wikipedia says the equivalent French word to "legume" is "légumineuse" or "true legume". Or at least that is my quick reading of it. 59.167.126.21 (talk) 12:30, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Malnutrition cure - eat more?[edit]

"The low concentrations of the amino acid methionine in legumes may be compensated for simply by eating more of them." Citation needed? I mean, really. This is a "no sh**" statement if I've ever seen one. The real problem I see is a 'sort of' weasel word 'more'. How much?  ;) 75.70.89.124 (talk) 13:39, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methionine#Dietary_sources Apparently, at least 5x as much by mass. 75.70.89.124 (talk) 13:43, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Nutrient composition[edit]

Although this article relates to a class of food, rather than a single ingredient, it would be useful to know (eg in comparison with other food types), the relative nutritional content of this class of food, ie proportions of proteins, fats, carbohydrates (incl sugars) etc. This would allow comparison with root vegetables, poultry etc. FreeFlow99 (talk) 16:40, 31 January 2014 (UTC)