PTI Green peas are fairly low in calories and contain several vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They're also high in fiber and protein.
Fresh green peas are healthy sources of vitamin-C.
Green peas are at their best soon after harvest since much of their sugar content rapidly converts into starch. To store, place them inside a vegetable container in the home refrigerator set at high relative humidity where they keep fresh for 2-3 days. Frozen seeds, however, can be used for several months. Green Peas grow best in moist and cool regions. Ideal temperature for green peas cultivation is between 10 degree centigrade to 30 degree centigrade. Whole peas are about 1/4 of an inch wide and pale green in colour. Split peas have a mild flavour and soft texture, having more of an earthy taste than the whole dried pea.
Green peas are one of the most nutritious vegetable rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Vitamin-A is an essential nutrient required for maintaining healthy membranes, skin and eyesight. Additionally, consumption of natural fruits/vegetables rich in flavonoids helps to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers. Peas are a good source of vitamins C and E, zinc, and other antioxidants that strengthen your immune system. Other nutrients, such as vitamins A and B and coumestrol, help reduce inflammation and lower your risk of chronic conditions, including diabetes, heart disease. You can also benefit from the vitamin C that green peas have to offer. This key nutrient helps build immunity and prevents bleeding gums.
Green Peas help in losing weight, help in controlling blood sugar levels. Green peas source of anti-aging, strong immune system and high energy. It may help in prevention of stomach cancer and may help in improving digestion. They may influence weight loss due to their effect on fullness, as well as their protein and fiber content. Similarly to oatmeal, pulses contain soluble fiber that may slow down digestion and absorption.