Nutritional Facts And Health Advantages of Green Peas

Green peas are believed to be one of the earliest food crops that the mankind succeeded to cultivate. Originally belonging to the regions of Central Asia, peas are grown all over the world these days. It is their rich nutritional profile that makes them a part of many popular food preparations.

These spherical seeds not only add a sweet and starchy flavor to many cuisines, but also impress the people from all age groups with their aesthetic appeal. Not to forget the health benefits that can be gained with the consumption of peas in different ways.

Green Peas

They are rich in a variety of antioxidants like Vitamin A, C and E that are helpful in maintaining good heart health. These essential nutrients are also useful for maintaining the bone strength. The phytonutrients present in them also showcase anti-oxidant properties that are required to deal with the damaging free radicals present in the body.

For being rich in folic acid, green peas are recommended items for the pregnant women. Many other B complex vitamins like niacin and thiamine are also present in them. The consumers of these seeds are known to have proper blood cell synthesis. Anemia is one issue that peas can deal with.

In addition to anemia, these seeds are also recommended in the diets of the patients suffering from arthritis and atherosclerosis. The risk of cardiovascular diseases and stroke can be thwarted by including them in regular diet. Those suffering from high cholesterol problem can also consider taking them in adequate amount.

Green Peas

Peas are known for being low in calories. Their quantity of 100 g contains about 81 calories that make them healthy food items. Moreover, they are rich in dietary fibers and it means that those suffering from constipation and those making efforts to reduce their weights can make good use of them.

Alpha-linolenic acid is a healthy omega-3 fatty acid which is found in adequate amount in green peas. Other nutritional components in them are phytosterols, lectins and vitamin K. Because of the health benefits they offer, peas can be a part of everyones diet for reasons other than their taste and appearance.

Nutritional Value & Calories In Green Pea:

The nutritional value that can be provided by peas to our body also relies upon the amount of intake. The catalog of green peas nutritional value in a 1 cup or 145g of serving size is provided here.

Nutrients:
green peas
* Calories
o Total Calories: 117
o Calories from Carbohydrate: 85
o Calories from Protein: 27
o Calories from Fat: 4.9
* Basic Components
o Proteins: 7.9 g
o Water: 114 g
o Ash: 1.3 g
* Fats & Fatty Acids
o Total Fat: 580 mg
o Saturated Fat: 103 mg
o Polyunsaturated Fat: 271 mg
o Monounsaturated Fat: 51 mg
o Omega-3 Fatty Acids: 51 mg
o Omega-6 Fatty Acids: 220 mg
* Carbohydrates
o Total Carbohydrates: 21 g
o Dietary Fiber: 7.4 g
o Sugar: 8.2 g
* Vitamins
o Vitamin A: 1109 IU
o Vitamin C: 58 mg
o Vitamin E: 189 mcg
o Vitamin K: 36 mcg
o Vitamin B1 or Thiamin: 386 mcg
o Vitamin B2 or Riboflavin: 191 mcg
o Vitamin B3 or Niacin: 3 mg
o Vitamin B5 or Pantothenic Acid: 151 mcg
o Vitamin B6: 245 mcg
o Vitamin B9 or Folate: 94 mcg
o Choline: 41.2 mg
o Betaine: 0.3 mg
* Minerals
o Calcium: 36 mg
o Magnesium: 48 mg
o Phosphorus: 157 mg
o Iron: 2.1 mg
o Sodium: 7.3 mg
o Potassium: 354 mg
o Zinc: 1.8 mg
o Manganese: 595 mcg
o Copper: 255 mcg
o Selenium: 2.6 mcg

How many calories in green peas (per 100 gm)

Green peas have about 81 calories per 100 gm of weight.

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