Peas

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Peas

Green peas, or “garden peas,” are the small, spherical seeds that come from pods produced by the Pisum sativum plant. green peas – are part of the legume family, which consists of plants that produce pods with seeds inside. Lentils, chickpeas, beans and peanuts are also legumes. Since green peas are high in complex carbs called starches, they are considered a starchy vegetable along with potatoes, corn and squash. Green peas are seeds that come from a legume plant, but they are most often consumed as a starchy vegetable.

 

3 facts about peas:

1. However, green peas are commonly cooked and sold as a vegetable.

2. One serving of peas contains as much as Vitamin C as two large apples, more fibre than a slice of wholemeal bread, and more thiamine than a pint of whole meal.

3. It is believed that peas that are boiled with onions, and spiced with cinnamon, is a powerful aphrodisiac.