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The Pea That Wouldn’t Quit

One of the first foods that comes up in Spring is the green pea. Containing vitamins, phytonutrients and essential fatty acids the green pea should not be underestimated. It contains omega-3 and omega-6 fats as well as beta carotene, vitamin E and B, so important for energy production.

The Amazing Spring Pea

From The George Mateljan Foundation at The World’s Healthiest Foods:

This week we celebrate green peas, a spring vegetable now in the peak of its season. Green peas are a great addition to your menu because in addition to their concentration of vitamins and minerals, they also provide the carotenoid phytonutrients, lutein and zeaxanthin, which are known to promote vision and eye health.

Green peas in the pod

Photo: Bill Ebbesen/Wikipedia. Green peas in the pod.

Read more about green peas, including what’s new, how to cook them, recipes and their many health benefits, including protection against stomach cancer at The World’s Healthiest Foods.

Some people like them raw right out of the pea pod. Others prefer pureed mint peas. How do you like to eat Spring peas?

 

About Laura

Laura is passionate about great food, farmers, artisans, real food, raw food, paleo food and juicing! She lives with her husband in Grand Rapids on the river. Sometimes it flows over, but mostly she is greeted by the ducks, geese and her neighbor's chickens. They like to hop up on her windowsill and eat the spiders. Yay! She is the co-founder of Two Sister Organics, a natural and organic skin care company, and Eating Local & Organic.

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