Need to eat our Peas!

Nana_anna
By Nana_anna Latest Reply 2012-07-15 14:13:16 -0500
Started 2012-07-15 14:13:16 -0500

Raw Green Pea

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 339 kJ (81 kcal)

Carbohydrates 14.5 g

- Sugars 5.7 gm

- Dietary fibre 5.1 g

—Fat -0.4 gm

-Protein -5.4 g

-Vitamin A equiv. -38 μg (5%)

- beta-carotene -449 μg (4%)

- lutein and zeaxanthin -2593 μg

-Thiamine (vit. B1) -0.3 mg (26%)

-Riboflavin (vit. B2) -0.1 mg (8%)

-Niacin (vit. B3) -2.1 mg (14%)

-Pantothenic acid (B5) -0.1 mg (2%)

-Vitamin B6 -0.2 mg (15%)

-Folate (vit. B9) -65 μg (16%)

-Vitamin C -40.0 mg (48%)

-Calcium -25.0 mg (3%)

-Iron -1.5 mg (12%)

-Magnesium -33.0 mg (9%)

-Phosphorus -108 mg (15%)

-Potassium -244 mg (5%)

-Zinc -1.2 mg (13%)

Percentages are relative to
US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database

Peas have both low-growing and vining cultivars. The vining cultivars grow thin tendrils from leaves that coil around any available support and can climb to be 1–2 m high. A traditional approach to supporting climbing peas is to thrust branches pruned from trees or other woody plants upright into the soil, providing a lattice for the peas to climb. Branches used in this fashion are sometimes called pea brush. Metal fences, twine, or netting supported by a frame are used for the same purpose. In dense plantings, peas give each other some measure of mutual support. Pea plants can self-pollinate.


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