Peas

 

Storage

While peas are best eaten as soon as picked, (the sugar starts converting to starch right after picking) they can be stored for up to 10 days, bagged in plastic, in the refrigerator's vegetable crisper.

Nutrition

Peas are one of the most nutritious leguminous vegetables, rich in health benefiting phyto-nutrients, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants. Peas are relatively low in calories when compared with beans, and cowpeas. 100 g of green peas provide only 81 calories, contain good amount of soluble and insoluble fibre but contains no cholesterol.

Varieties we grow:

Sugar Snap




History

The oldest discovery of peas was on the Burma-Thailand border, dated 9750 BC. There also have been prehistoric finds in Greece, India, Hungary, Switzerland and England.

Thirty-seven varieties of peas were on sale near the Roman forum in the early second century.

Peas arrived early in the New World and by about 1600 were growing everywhere from the Ottawa River to Florida, New Mexico and still farther south.While growing approximately 3 million tons of peas per year, Canada is currently the largest world producer and exporter of peas. France, China, Russia, and India are also large-scale producers of this legume.

Recipes

  1. Just eat them!

  2. Add peas to salads, pastas, stir-fries.



Pea Recipes