Farm Star Living

Health Benefits:

Increases immunity
May reduce risk of diabetes
Reduces risk of oral cancers
Reduces risk of ovarian cancer
Relieves constipation
Relieves heartburn

Nutrition:

Serving size: 1 cup; Calories: 118; Fat: .6g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 7mg; Carbs: 21g; Fiber:7g; Sugars: 8g; Protein: 8g; Potassium: 10%DV; Vitamin A: 22%DV; Vitamin C: 96%DV; Calcium: 3%DV; Iron: 11%DV

Did You Know?

  • One serving of peas contains as much as Vitamin C as two large apples!
  • The proper etiquette for eating peas is to squash them on the back of your fork.
  • It is believed that peas that are boiled with onions, and spiced with cinnamon, is a powerful aphrodisiac.

Ways to Eat:

  • Fresh
  • Boiled
  • Frozen
  • Pureed

Farming Trivia:

  • The earliest pea is thought to have dated back to 4800BC to 4400BC in the Nile Delta area
  • California leads the U.S. in pea production (nearly 85% are grown there), with the rest grown mainly in Florida
  • Peas are said to give relief to ulcer pains in the stomach because they help reduce stomach acids

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.