Where peanuts come from?

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Catherine Monteza

Many people doesn't realize that peanuts grow underground. Growing peanuts first was known in Brazil. Soon peanuts became very popular and now are grown in Mexico, Africa, Asia and in the Untied States.

Kim Tate

The peanut probably originated in Brazil or Peru. The peanut grows on a plant which flowers above the soil but fruits below it.

Peanuts are legumes, not nuts, that grow underground and were first discovered by Columbus in 1492. Did you know that China produces the most peanuts in the world and that 1/4 of the world population is allergic to peanuts!

Peanuts are legumes, and that means they grow in the ground, like peas and beans.

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