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Peanut pods are dry and hard. People remove them to get to the seeds inside. The seeds are covered in a seed coat. The seed coat is thin and papery.

Diggers harvest peanuts in three steps. First they cut the plants from the roots. Then the plants follow a belt. The belt shakes to get the dirt off the plants. Finally, they fall through rods on wheels. The rods flip the plants over.

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Making Connections


Peanut butter and jelly is a popular kind of sandwich. What is your favorite sandwich?


What other kinds of foods have you read about that grow in pods? How are they similar to or different from peanuts?


Peanuts grow in warm climates. What other kinds of plants grow in warm climates?

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