Green Peas are a type of vegetable. The spherical seeds inside the pods are extracted to prepare various food items. Green peas are commonly known as garden peas. Its scientific name is Pisum sativum.
Green peas are a powerhouse of nutrients. As per research, green peas comprise fibre, protein, starch and some phytochemical components. They also contain biologically active substances like alkaloids, flavonoids, glycosides, saponins and tannins.
|Common Name||Garden Pea|
|Botanical Name||Pisum sativum|
|Height||2 to 3 feet tall|
|Sun Exposure||Six to eight hours of full sun exposure daily|
|Soil Type||Sandy to heavy clay|
Nutritional benefits of Green Peas:
- Peas are a good source of vitamins C and E, zinc and other antioxidants that strengthen your immune system.
- Nutrients such as vitamins A and B and coumestrol, help reduce inflammation and lower your risk of chronic conditions, including diabetes, heart disease and arthritis.
- Peas are high in fibre and low in fat and contain no cholesterol. Plus, they’re a good source of vegetable protein.
Planting and Care:
- Water the pea plants when the top 1 inch of soil begins to dry.
- Apply water from a garden hose directly to the ground surrounding the plants.
- Avoid splashing moisture on the plants as much as possible.
- Always water the plants during the morning hours to allow time for leaves to dry before nightfall.