- Peas fine
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Garden peas is thought to have originated from the field pea that was native to central Asia and the Middle East. Because its cultivation dates back thousands and thousands of years, the green pea is widely recognized as one of the first food crops to be cultivated by humans. This plant are now grown throughout the world in nearly every climatic zone, and are widely consumed in both fresh and dried form.
Only about 5% of the peas grown are sold fresh; the rest are either frozen or canned.
Frozen peas are better able to retain their color, texture, and flavor than canned peas.
Their calorie content is fairly low, with only 62 calories per 1/2-cup (170-gram).
About 70% of those calories come from carbs and the rest are provided by protein and a small amount of fat.
Furthermore, peas contain just about every vitamin and mineral you need, in addition to a significant amount of fiber.