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.
Could be used to develop awareness of the origin of foods. The teacher might select a range of raw ingredients that are grown in unexpected conditions (such as the peanut underground or rhubarb in the dark) and ask the learners to match the items to conditions. The clip could also be used to develop learners' understanding of the 'journey' that ingredients take between being harvested and being packaged for retail.