Botanical Name: Pisum sativum
Tamil Name: பச்சை பட்டாணி – Pachai Pattani
Hindi Name: हरी मटर – haree matar
Malayalam Name: ഗ്രീൻ പീസ് – grīn pīs
Telugu Name: ఆకుపచ్చ బటానీలు – Ākupacca baṭānīlu
About Green Peas:
Sweet, delicious green peas, also famous as garden peas, are one of the anciently grown vegetable plants for their succulent nutritious green seeds.
Peas probably have originated in the sub-Himalayan plains of north-west India. Today, this versatile legume is one of the major commercial crops cultivated all over the temperate, and semi-tropical regions.
Botanically, the pea is an herbaceous plant. It belongs Fabaceae family, in the genus: Pisum.
Scientific name: Pisum sativum.
Some of the common names are English peas, sweet peas, garden peas, peas, etc.
Green peas are one of the most nutritious leguminous vegetables rich in phytonutrients, minerals, vitamins, and anti-oxidants.
Fresh, tender pea has low calories in comparison to beans, and cowpeas. 100 g of green peas have just 81 calories and no cholesterol. Although, they are good sources of protein, vitamins, and soluble as well as insoluble fiber.
Fresh pea pods are a rich source of folic acid. 100g offers 65 µg or 16% of the recommended DV of folates. Folates are one of the B-complex vitamins needed for DNA synthesis inside the cell.
Studies said that sufficient folate heavy foods when given to expectant mothers would help prevent neural tube defects in their newborn babies.
Fresh green peas are very good in ascorbic acid (vitamin C). 100 g of fresh pods hold 40 mg or 67% of DV of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful natural water-soluble anti-oxidant.
Vegetables that are rich in this vitamin would help the human body develop and resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the body.
Improves your Immunity
The immune system is a guard for your body which protects from a wide range of diseases. It has a rich source of Vitamin C also it is packed with a lot of nutrients so consuming it regularly can prevent from several illness and heart ailments.
Improves Bone health
Vitamin K is rich in green peas which helps in absorbing calcium so it’s a nutritious food for enhancing the bone health. Apart from nutrients, the vitamin B1 and folic acid is also found in peas so it helps to prevent osteoporosis.
Nutritional Value of 145 gms of Peas
- 58 mg of Vitamin C,
- 0.386 mg of Vitamin B1,
- 36 µg of Vitamin K,
- 0.255 mg of Copper,
- 2.13 mg of Iron,
- 0.594 mg of Manganese and
- 94 µg of Vitamin B9.
It is completely packed with amino acids like 0.054 g of Tryptophan, 0.294 g of Threonine, 0.283 g of Isoleucine, 0.468 g of Leucine and 0.46 g of Lysine are also found in 145 gram of green peas.