Know Your Superfood: Peas
Often relegated as a side dish (mushy peas anyone?) peas carry many nutritional benefits and are a great source of plant-based protein.
What It Is
Peas have long been a staple of many diets from Morocco to England. Part of the legume family, peas are seeds that are usually sold as vegetables. Snow peas, garden and sugar snap peas are the most common varieties found in grocery stores.
Why Eat It
Although commonly relegated as a side dish, peas are packed full of nutrients. Peas have one of the highest protein content of any vegetable and are a great source of protein for those on a plant-based diet. Coupled with its low sugar content, peas have a stabilizing effect on blood sugar levels, keeping hunger at bay. It also has an anti-aging effect on skin as it contains both Vitamin K and Omega-3 fatty acids. Recent research also suggests that the phytonutrient coumestrol found in peas could be linked to the prevention of stomach cancer.
How to Eat
Split pea soup is one of favorite soups to have – it is both comforting and nourishing on a cool day. We also keep a stash of sugar snap peas at the office to snack on. And when we want all the nutritional benefits that peas have to offer but don’t feel like keeping a bag of peas in our fridge – we know we can get its nutritional benefits from a serving of The Essential Greens.
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