English peas area versatile ingredient and can be eaten both raw and cooked. They are highly recommended as an ingredient in salads and stir-fries. Their flavor is sweet and crunchy, which makes them a great addition to pastas, risottos, and soups.
The pea is known worldwide for playing a main role in Gregor Mendel’s experiments to support his theory of genetics in the latter half of the 19th century. Known as Mendel's law, his pea experiments are considered to be the beginning of modern genetics. In China, the leaves of the peas are considered a delicacy.
They are believed to have originated from Asia. However, in the 17th century, new varieties were developed in England which led to them being called English peas.
81 calories per 100 grams. These vegetables are high in vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, along with minerals such as iron, potassium, and phosphorus, as well as fiber, which helps the intestinal transit. Three-quarters of a cup of peas contain more protein than an egg or a tablespoon of peanut butter. It has inflammatory properties that can aid in the prevention of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and arthritis.