You can buy peas from November until February, but even in season the supply is limited.
Store in the refrigerator. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.
In early times peas were dried and used in winter, they are thought to have originated in Central Asia. In the 1500s new varieties with better flavour were developed and people started eating them fresh. Since then they have always been popular.
Serving size: 82g - 1/2 cup, boiled and drained
|Avg Quantity per serving||Avg Quantity per 100g|
|Fat, total (g)||0.33||0.4|
|- saturated (g)||0.122||0.149|
|- sugars (g)||1.39||1.7|
|Dietary Fibre (g)||6.07||7.4|
|Vitamin B6 (mg)||0.82||0.1|
|Vitamin C (mg)||12.3||15|
|Vitamin A Equiv. (µg)||39.16||47.76|
|Vitamin E (mg)||0.11||0.14|
Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research