More Peas Please!
If you are anything like us, peas and corn were a staple alongside any meal growing up. 'More peas please!' definitely wasn't something we said but your parents were right for making you finish every last bite! Peas in particular have an impressive nutrient profile, containing just about every vitamin and mineral you need.
Peas are unique for their high plant-based protein content. They have a low glycemic index and high fibre content. As well as containing the starch amylose, which works to slow digestion, making them useful in balancing blood sugar levels.
They are also a good plant-based source of iron, which is needed for transporting oxygen around the body and making red blood cells, which are pretty important!
Despite popular opinion it turns out peas aren’t really vegetables at all. They are part of the legume family, which are categorized as plants that produce pods with seeds inside. Who knew! A quick disclaimer, legumes are a known allergen, especially for those with sensitive digestive systems. So as with anything, moderation is key when consuming.
With this in mind, peas are extremely versatile and can be used in a variety of ways so you definitely should incorporate them into your diet. Nutritionally, there is little difference between fresh and frozen peas which makes them the perfect, easy addition to any meal.