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Michigan's nuts this time of the year

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Michigan has become a national leader in growing chestnuts and is harvesting more than 100,000 pounds a year.

Farmers say chestnuts are full of water, not oil, which means they can be dried and ground up to make flour.

And they say their natural sweetness makes them ideal for pastries.

Chestnuts also are used to make hummus, soup and gluten-free beer.