Did George Washington Carver make paper from peanuts?

Did he really make paper out of peanuts?

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Oct 23, 2013
He made paper from peanuts?
by: Anonymous

Really? Is it hard to do?


Oct 27, 2012
Making paper from the peanut plant
by: Bret

Our research indicates that George Washington Carver made several types of paper from different parts of the peanut plant. He didn't make paper from the peanuts seeds (the part that we eat), but rather from peanut vines, skins, and shells, which contain fiber.

Modern paper is typically made from wood pulp, or other plant fibers such as hemp. Paper can also made from recycled paper.

George Washington Carver made white paper, colored paper, and newsprint paper from peanut plant vines. He made kraft paper from peanut hulls, and coarse paper from peanut skins.


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