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11 Impressive Green peas Nutrition facts and Health benefits

11 Impressive Green peas Nutrition facts and Health benefits

Selection and storage

11 Impressive Green peas Nutrition facts and Health benefits
Fresh green peas in a market.

Green peas are winter crops. Fresh peas can be readily available from December until April in the farmer markets. However, cold-stored packs, dry peas, mature seeds, and split peas, flour, etc., can be found in groceries around the year.

While shopping for green peas looks for fresh pods that are full, heavy, and brimming with seeds. Avoid those with wrinkled skin or over-mature yellow pods.

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.

Preparation and serving methods

green peas curry
Green peas sauteed with oil. garlic, onion. Courtesy: Old Fashin’d.

Trim away stalk end and peel its thin thread along the suture line. Split open its outer husk to release round to oval, green seeds.

Here are some serving tips:

  • Peas mix well with other complementing vegetables like potato, carrot, beets, onion,
    artichokes,…etc in the preparation of a wide variety of dishes.

  • Peas can be added to soup as a flavorful side-dish.

  • Green peas, known as mutter, are one of the common ingredients in winter season dishes in the Indian-subcontinent. Fresh peas added to a variety of mouth-watering recipes like Aaloo-mutter, mutter-paneer, mutter-gajjar…etc with added spices, garlic, coriander leaves, onions, and tomato.

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Further reading:

  1. Refer Stanford School of Medicine Cancer information Page- Nutrition to Reduce Cancer Risk (Link opens in new window).

  2. Pisum sativum University of Maryland Extension. (Link opens in new window).

  3. USDA National Nutrient Database.