Peas are an ancient crop first found in the wild in the Mediterranean region, from where they started being cultivated and through constant selection have evolved into a ubiquitous crop eaten all around the world. Although starchy, they are a rich source of fibers, proteins, and a lot of minerals and vitamins. Peas are usually available in 2 varieties - garden peas whose seeds are removed from the outer shell and snap peas which are consmed whole. Pea plants grow best in low tropical temperatures just before or after winter and are usually ready to fruit in about 2 months. Just like the other legumes, growing them is also beneficial for the soil because they fix a lot of nitrogen into the soil for the next crop. Peas are so versatile that they have found their in so many different ways in our food. Our favourite, however, still remains a simple aloo matar ki sabzi with phulkas; what about you?
% of Daily Recommended Dietary Allowance satisfied by 100g of raw produce.