It has been noted that peas are a little piece of summer that can be enjoyed throughout the year and it is no wonder that peas are still one of the UK's most popular vegetables. In fact, the average Briton eats almost 9,000 peas per year. Peas are healthy, versatile and taste great.
They are packed full of vitamins and minerals that provide a range of health benefits. They can be used in the making of a range of dishes, from pesto to risotto to fish pie to ice cream. Peas can make your favourite meals extra specia.
Our garden peas contain just 68 calories per 100g and are saturated fat free. They contain nutrients include vitamin C, folate, vitamin B1, iron and zinc.
While being low in sugars, peas are also high in fibre. We should all be aiming to eat more fibre in our diets and adding a side of peas can make your dinner that extra bit more satisfying too.
In the table below you can see some of the nutritional values of a single serving of peas.