Some Peas, Please?

by Sanjeev Kapoor

Green Peas are one of the most underrated foods which are a must in the winter season.  Making use of frozen green peas is what you did all year long, now it’s time to include the fresh green peas in your diet.  Peas are a part of lots of Indian recipes but never get the recognition it deserves. They are also more than just the tiny greens in your food that you need to eat. Peas come with a lot of health benefits that many of us weren’t aware of.

Benefits of Peas:

  • It helps with weight management because it is low on fat content and high in protein and fiber, making it an ideal snack.
  •  Green Peas are also high on anti-oxidants, which helps improving the immune system. If you have low immunity problems, green peas should be a part of your diet every day.
  • It is also said that coumestrol found in peas help prevent stomach cancer.
  •  It plays a part in helping the skin and keeping wrinkles and fine lines away.
  • One very interesting quality of this power food is that peas also boost up your energy levels. If you feel drained out by the end of the day, peas are just the right snack for you.
  • The Vitamin K found in green peas might help lower blood pressure and more heart related issues; hence it is suggested to eat this veggie every day.
  • If paried well with fresh vegetables and herbs, this little ingredient could do wonders. Peas offer a mildly fairly sweet, starchy and an earthy raw flavor. There are many quick and easy recipes with peas that cover your everyday nutritional consumption.

Pea Curiosity -

  1. Even though green peas are considered a vegetable, they contain of seeds developed from a flower.
  2. Many protein powders have started to contain green peas because of its richness of protein content.
  3. Peas are produced in abundance in Canada.
  4. Green Peas grow easily in minimal moisture, thus does not need irrigation or and does not use up valuable water supplies.
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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.