Senceagric FUN TIPS!!! PEA
The pea is most commonly the small spherical seed of the pod fruit Pisum sativum. Each pod contains several peas, which can be green or yellow. Pea pods are botanically fruit, since they contain seeds and develop from the ovary of a flower.
The pea is thought to have originated from Middle Asia.The oldest pea was found in Thailand. It was 3000 years old!
One serving of peas contains as much as Vitamin C as two large apples, more fiber than a slice of wholemeal bread, and more thiamine than a pint of whole meal.
Peas are an excellent source of proteins, vitamin B3, vitamin B9, beta-carotene, zinc and iron.
The most popular varieties of pea are snow peas, snap peas and sugar peas.
Peas are an integral part of French and Asian cuisine for the past 1000 years. They can be eaten raw, or cooked in the form of soups, curries, omelettes, porridges and casseroles.
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