Peas, green peas, or “garden peas,” are small, spherical seeds that come from pods produced by a plant called Pisum sativum.
Green peas are not really a vegetable, but a small and edible bean, and therefore belong to the family of lentils, peas and beans.
Peas have been part of the human diet for hundreds of years and are consumed all over the world. The pea grows inside the pod on the vine and when the pod is full, it is ready and ripe for picking.
In the UK, green peas are available from May to October, but most of the peas we eat are frozen so that they can be served as a staple all year round.
You can make peas in frozen, fresh or canned forms. Since green peas are rich in complex carbohydrates called starch, along with potatoes, corn and squash are important sources of starch.
There are several types of peas available, including green peas, yellow peas, black-eyed peas and purple peas. However, green peas have the highest consumption among the pea family.
Nutritional benefits of green peas
One serving of 80 g green peas (cooked) contains:
63 kcal per 263 kJ
5.4 grams of protein
1.3 grams of fat
8.0 grams of carbohydrates
4.5 grams of fiber
184 mg of potassium
104 mg of phosphorus
1.2 mg of iron
13 mg of vitamin C.
Fortunately, in terms of nutritional value, there is little difference between fresh and frozen green peas, so frozen peas are a useful and cost-effective alternative.
5 main benefits of peas for health
1. A good source of plant protein
Being rich in fiber and being one of the best plant proteins makes green peas a satisfying element of a meal. They are also a rich plant source of iron, which is needed to make red blood cells and carry oxygen around the body.
2. May improve blood sugar management
With its low glycemic index (GI) and high fiber content, peas are a good food if you need to monitor your blood sugar levels.
Green peas contain starch in the form of amylose, which slows down digestion in the body, and as a result, studies show that it may help improve our blood sugar balance. Peas also contain nutrients such as magnesium, B vitamins and vitamin C, all of which help manage blood sugar.
3. It can help the health of the gastrointestinal tract
Green peas are rich in fiber and therefore support the health of the gastrointestinal tract. It also fuels beneficial gut microbes that play an important role in our health.
Most of the fiber is soluble and can reduce constipation. Eating more fiber is directly linked to reducing the risk of a number of diseases, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
4. Support heart health
Green peas contain heart-friendly minerals such as magnesium, potassium and calcium and are also rich in antioxidant nutrients such as vitamin C as well as plant nutrients such as carotenoids and flavonols. These protect the heart and support cardiovascular function. The soluble fiber in green peas helps us manage cholesterol levels, especially LDL cholesterol.
5. It can protect humans against cancer
Regular inclusion of legumes, such as green peas, in the diet can reduce the risk of cancer due to their high levels of antioxidants. Green peas also contain natural compounds called saponins, which research has shown to help protect against some types of cancer.
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