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Give Peas a Chance

Fresh, sweet, English garden peas are now in season and currently available to pre-order - give them a chance on your plates this Spring.

Did you know?

  • Peas can be classified as both a pulse when dried or a legume when fresh.

  • In the UK, over 350000 hectares of peas are grown! This is equivalent to 70000 football pitches.

  • Each tonne of peas harvested contains 3 million peas which, if laid out, would stretch to the moon and back.

  • 1 x serving of peas provides over 15% of your daily vitamin C intake.

  • 80g (three heaped teaspoons) of peas contains more fibre than a slice of wholemeal bread.

  • On average each person eats around 9000 peas each year.

  • 7175 peas were once eaten in a minute with chopsticks by Janet Harris of Sussex. This was a world record!

  • The proper etiquette for eating peas is to squash them on the back of your fork.

Being rich in fibre and one of the best plant-based proteins makes peas a satisfying component of a meal. They are also a useful vegan source of iron which is needed for making red blood cells and transporting oxygen around the body.

A useful addition to diet for monitoring blood sugar levels, peas also contain high levels of magnesium, B vitamins and vitamin C , all of which help support blood sugar levels.

Now that you know the facts, take a look at this link to find 38 ways of using peas in your cookery.

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