Green Peas have not been studied as much as other vegetables in terms of their health benefits. However, there are many important nutrients in peas that benefit your health.
Four Facts about Pea Nutrition
- Green Peas contain many antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients including carotenoids and flavonoids. These nutrients are known to reduce inflammation and protect again free radical damage in the cells.
- Peas are a good source of fiber and protein. The combination of high fiber and proteins makes pease helpful in regulation blood sugar.
- Peas have no cholesterol.
- Peas are good source of copper and managanese, and in concert, these nutrients help maintain bone health and may prevent osteoporosis.
Did you know only about 5% of the peas grown are sold fresh? The rest are either frozen or canned. Frozen vegetables contain the same nutritional content as fresh food.