Remember when mom tried to get you to eat your peas. She was on to something.
Peas are nutrition powerhouses. Reach for a handful and make a dent in your daily dose of vitamin requirements.
Peas Are Really Amazing:
This green legume is loaded with A, B-1, B-6, C, and a super-sized serving of osteoporosis-fighting K. One cup of boiled has 46% of your RDA of vitamin K-1, known for maintaining bone health and helping blood to clot to prevent bleeding. Peas are high in fiber and low in fat and contain no cholesterol. Plus, they’re a good source of vegetable protein.
Did you know that a 100-calorie serving (about 3/4 cup) has more protein than 1/4 cup of almonds or a tablespoon of peanut butter? Were you the kid who pushed them, uneaten, around your plate? It’s time to reconsider this vitamin powerhouse and give peas a chance!