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Peas are a member of the Legume family (alongside beans and lentils) and are said to be one of the earliest vegetables grown. Fresh peas are a very popular vegetable but have a short season.The majority of peas grown in Ireland are sent for processing.

Health Benefits
  • Naturally low in fat
  • Naturally high in fibre
  • A high protein food as 33% of its calories come from protein which contributes to the maintenance of muscle mass and normal bones.
  • A source of potassium
  • A source of phosphorus
  • A source of iron, which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. 
  • High in vitamin B1 (thiamine) which contributes to normal function of the heart.
  • A source of vitamin B3 (niacin)
  • High in folate which contributes to normal function of the immune system.
  • High in vitamin C 


Nutritional Information 
    Per 100g (raw)  
Calories   83Kcal  
Protein    6.9g  
Carbohydrate   11.3g  
Fat   1.5g  
Fibre   4.7g (NSP) 5.3g (AOAC)  

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