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Peanuts power point january 2012 Peanuts power point january 2012 Presentation Transcript

  • Peanuts:A Famous Plant in Georgia By: Ward P. Burke
  • Facts About Peanuts• Nearly ½ of the peanuts in the US are grown in GA• In the past year, 70 GA counties produced 1.9 billion peanuts
  • Facts About Georgia Farmers• GA has about 14,000 farms growing peanuts• GA has about 4,500 peanut farmers• Sylvester is the peanut capital of the world
  • Types of Peanuts• There are four types of peanuts – Runner – Spanish – Valencia – Virginia
  • Runner Peanuts• Primarily used as peanut butter
  • Spanish Peanuts• Primarily used as candies and peanut oil
  • Valencia Peanuts • Sweetest of the four types
  • Virginia Peanuts• Mainly roasted and sold in and out of the shell
  • George Washington Carver• Created over 300 uses for peanuts• Some of these uses are: – Coffee – Ink – Shoe polish – Shaving cream – Leather dye
  • Source• Georgia Peanut Commission: Kids’ Corner – http://www.peanutcircusclub.com/