Green Peas

by | Jan 16, 2017 | Recipes, Uncategorized

Green Peas are starchy veggies that are delicious and nutritious. Fresh green peas are healthier than can peas for the higher salt content of canned peas. Green peas come in different shapes. Sweet peas are round and sweet; Snow peas are mild flavored and flatter than round sweet peas. Interestingly, the pods of snow peas and garden peas are edible and a little sweeter and crunchier that sweet peas. Green peas are a excellent source of carbs and a good source of vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin B2, and vitamin B6. You can eat peas as part of a salad, a side dish vegetable, an ingredient of stew or soup, so many ways to eat healthy.

Health Benefits of Eating Green Peas
The B-Complex vitamins are critical for converting the foods we eat to forms usable by our bodies. The B vitamins and folate. also promote cardiovascular health. Inflammation is reduced by the vitamin C found in green peas.

Nutritional Information:

Amount Per Serving – 1 Cup (160 g)
*based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Percent (%)
Daily Value (DV)
Calories 134 6.7
Calories from Fat
Total Fat (g) 0.35
Saturated Fat (g)
Cholesterol (mg)
Vitamin K (mg) 41.4 51.8
Sodium (mg) 382
Potassium (mg) 434 14.5
Total Carbohydrates (g) 25.1
Dietary Fiber (g) 8.8 35
Sugars (g) 9.49
Manganese (mg) 0.84 42
Protein (g) 8.58 17.5
Vitamin A (IU) 19
Vitamin C (mg) 22.7 37
Niacin (mg) 3.2
Calcium (mg) 43
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)(mg) 15
Folate (microgram – mcg) 101 25
Selenium (mcg) 3.0
Iron (mg) 2.46
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.36 17
Phosphorous (mg) 187 18
Vitamin B1 (thiamin) (mg) 27
Magnesium (mg) 42