How do you like your green peas? Some like them steamed with a little salt and pepper, some like theirs mashed with a little mint and some like theirs boiled with a little butter added in the end. There are so many ways to make peas and today I am sharing one way that I like to make peas. With broccolini, cherry tomatoes and garlic, this recipe is delicious and makes the perfect side.
Since peas are a starchy vegetable they tend to be overlooked in terms of their nutritional benefits. They are actually packed with antioxidants and nutrients so go ahead and grab a bag of green peas your body will thank you. You can also try my easy garlic, broccoli and tomato salad recipe if you peas are not your thing.
Benefits of eating green peas
- Green peas are a good source of vitamin C : 100g of fresh peas contain 67% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin C.
- Peas are a great source of folic acid: Folates are one of the B complex vitamins required for DNA synthesis in cells which makes them a necessary nutrient.
- Green peas are a good source of vitamin K: Vitamin K helps with building healthy bones and helps with healthy brain function.
- Vitamin A: Green peas also contain good amounts of antioxidants like carotene and vitamin A which are essential for healthy skin, eye sight and membranes.
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