Why don't peanuts look like peas?

@waynet (2650)
February 8, 2007 7:35pm CST
A simple question!
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3 responses
• United States
9 Feb 07
Because they are legumes not a vegetables.
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@waynet (2650)
9 Feb 07
Right, but they have the word pea in them, so my understanding is they are related to the pea family.
• United States
9 Feb 07
They are related to the pea family more closely than to a nut. Just because a name has a word in it doesn't mean they will look like that word. Example: butterflies don't look like butter
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@waynet (2650)
9 Feb 07
Butterflies don't look like butter but are they made of butter?
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
9 Feb 07
Peanuts are legumes and peas are a vegetable. Peas vine and peanuts grow below ground. Moisture contect is also very different. So am not sure why they would in any realm look like one another. Differences and variables is what nature is all about!
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@waynet (2650)
9 Feb 07
Peanuts and peas are the very same thing, are they not!
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
11 Feb 07
Actually the same family, however, the genetics allow for the diverse way this family acts. I dropped the ball when answering and could have including more iformation. My bad. Would not make pea butter and would not eat peanuts and carrots. Those taste treats would not be the same.
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@waynet (2650)
11 Feb 07
PEANUTS!!!!!!!! Come and get your hot PEANUTS!!!!
@lkbooi (16102)
• Malaysia
9 Feb 07
Both peanuts and peas belong to the same family, legume. Peas grow above on the ground and the seed pods are green in colour as they contain chlorophyll but peanuts grow underground with hard seed pods which contain no chlorophyll so they don't look green.
@waynet (2650)
9 Feb 07
Chlorophyl is that there blood? Poor peas, they is certainly restricted creatures!