Updated 01 March 2013


Peas are the richest food source of vitamin B1 and may help to reduce heart disease risk.

Peas help to steady blood sugar levels in the body. They are also the richest food source of vitamin B1 and may also help to reduce heart disease risk.

Canned peas should be avoided as they lose most of their nutrient in the canning process and they also have added salt. Fresh peas should be stored in the fridge and should be eaten within two days of purchase.

Between 100-150g of frozen or fresh peas supply an adult's daily thiamin need, about half of a person's fibre needs and about a fifth of an adult's daily iron requirement.

Calories 69
Fibre 5,1 g
Vitamin C 16 mg
Carotenes 250 mcg
Folate 27 mcg
Iron 1,6 ng
Protein 6 g
Vitamin B1 0,7 mg
Zinc 0,7 mg
Per 100g cooked fresh peas

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