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Food Market at Place Richelme in Aix-en-Provence

Légume is the general word for vegetable (fruits et légumes is ‘fruit and veg’) but it’s also used for anything that’s cultivated for food.

Légumineuse, however, is the same as the English legume (aka dried beans, lentils, chick peas, split peas); another word for them is féculents.


Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Tmv