Feb 32/365

Eat your peas


When your mom told you to eat your peas, she knew what she was talking about.

Peas flaunt twice the protein of most vegetables, so they’re the ideal substitute for fattier protein fare, providing an excellent strategy for controlling your fat intake.

Peas are lower in calcium and phosphorus than beans, but they provide similar levels of protein and carbohydrates.  They are a good source of protein, B vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, iron, and potassium. Green peas are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and carotenes.