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Peanuts - from farm to packet

Duration: 04:25

Jimmy Doherty shows a peanut plant on which the peanuts grow underground like potatoes. He highlights the concern that when they are harvested lots of other debris can be collected too. He visits a peanut factory where 2 million bags of peanuts are produced a week to find out how we only end up with peanuts in our packet. All peanuts are x-rayed and optically sorted before being fried and salted.

Available since: Fri 23 Nov 2012

This clip is from

Jimmy's Food Factory Second Helpings, Episode 3

3/3 Visits to chocolate, peanut and yoghurt factories expose some exciting science.

First broadcast: 09 Feb 2011

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