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Garden Peas, Please

Peas...you either love 'em or hate 'em. But have you ever had FRESH peas? As in not frozen and not canned? Peas that you shell yourself, in the privacy of your own kitchen?

Known as English Peas or Garden Peas, these little legumes are a sweet treat and are in season now through about May. Seems that peas don't do well when it gets too hot. Their arrival is a sure sign that Spring is here. Plus, when veggies are in season they cost considerably less than their off season prices.

While peas might be time consuming to shell, their candy like flavor is sure to please your palate. While naturally low fat good, peas got a bad rap from all those low carb diets since they are naturally high in sugars and carbohydrates. A one cup serving contains 8 grams of sugars and 21 grams of carbs. On the other hand peas are high in vitamins K and C, magnesium, folate and thiamin (vitamin B1).

Peas are great in pasta and risotto. Since peas pair well with mint, they would be a great addition to PartySugar's Lemon Mint Risotto.

Eat 'em fresh while you can!!!!

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kscincotta kscincotta 9 years
We used to eat fresh peas right out of my Grandmother's garden. So delicious and fresh tasting.
Arthur Arthur 9 years
I absolutely love them. I also like shelling them. The only think I don't like is paying for them. They are always really expensive compared to other veggies when you figure how much you get for your buck. So I don't get em as often as I would like. They're even expensive when they are in season here....
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 9 years
Love fresh peas.
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