Peanuts Are Not Nuts

Peanuts are not nuts.


Nuts grow on trees.


Peanuts do not grow on trees.


They grow from a small plant.


The plant’s leaves and its little yellow flowers grow above the ground.


But the peanuts grow underground.


To pick the peanuts, you must pull out the whole plant.


Peanuts are legumes, not nuts.


Legumes are beans, so peanuts are a kind of bean.


A peanut shell is a seedpod.


It has two seeds.


Each seed is a peanut.