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There is a debate over whether green beans should be classified as a fruit or vegetable. They are long green pods with seeds or beans inside. Their texture is crunchy and flavor is earthy. 

Spanish explorers brought green beans to Europe in the 16th century.

Green bean pods contain significant amounts of water and also protein, vitamin B, vitamin C, and vitamin E. 

New Oxford Book of Food Plants by John Vaughan et al. (2009) 

“Once and For All, Is the Green Bean a Fruit or Vegetable?” by Chloe Bryan (2017) 

https://mashable.com/2017/11/19/are-green beans-fruit-or-vegetable  

The Oxford Companion to Food. 3rd ed., by Alan Davidson and edited by Tom Jaine (2014)

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