Many people leaning more towards a plant-based diet we wanted
to talk about our favourite little legume, the pea!
Little it may be, but it packs a powerful punch in its self-contained package. Peas have a high percentage of protein and have become a very popular source for plant-based protein supplements along with being a common dinner staple. They also offer Vitamin A, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and are a great source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Thiamin and Manganese. Along with all the good comes very little bad, peas are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium.
Best of all they are an easy addition to any meal. Whether using fresh, frozen or canned peas they cook in 3 easy steps.
For fresh peas, just pop them from their shells then continue as you would for frozen
In a saucepan, combine 16 oz. of peas with about ½ cup water.
Bring the liquid to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes, or until tender.