Peas

Spring, Fall

Health Benefits

Peas are among the best vegetable sources of dietary fiber and are an excellent source of protein. One serving of peas offers a multitude of vitamins and minerals, including; niacin, iron, zinc, folate, phosphorus, folate, and vitamins A, B, C and K.

History

Dried peas have been enjoyed for over 5000 years, and is one of the oldest cultivated vegetables in the world. They were a staple of the Middle Ages and saved many from starving because they are easy to grow and can be stored for long periods of time. For centuries, green peas were thought to be poisonous and did not become popular until the end of the 16th century.

Recipes to Try

How to Store

Refrigerate unshelled peas in a plastic bag and store in the refrigerator. Shelled peas will keep for 3-5 days. To freeze, shell peas, blanch, dry, and package in an airtight container or freezer bag.

How to Prepare

Start by washing the pea pods thoroughly. You may choose to soak the pea pods in water to make shelling easier. Snap both the ends off of the pea pod. Grasp the pod with your thumb and forefinger, leaving the tip exposed. Snap off the end using your free hand. Remove the strip of hull in the middle and pry open the pod at the seam using your thumbs. With your fingers, rake the peas out of the pod.

Ways to Enjoy

Try peas with pasta, lasagna, stir-fry, chili, salad, pureed, stews, casseroles, or raw.

Health Benefits

Peas are among the best vegetable sources of dietary fiber and are an excellent source of protein. One serving of peas offers a multitude of vitamins and minerals, including; niacin, iron, zinc, folate, phosphorus, folate, and vitamins A, B, C and K.

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