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Learn to Love: Peas

I am a person who firmly believes that fresh green peas got a bad rap. Often over cooked, their texture can be a serious turn off. I am here to say though there are so many reasons to learn to love peas.

These little legumes are naturally tender since they are protected by their shell we call a pod. They can be eaten raw – I like to toss them on a salad – but cooking them will only make them sweeter. Just don't over do it.

It must be their sweet taste that helps malign the pea with all those anti carb types. While a cup of peas contains 21 grams of carbs, it also contains 7 grams of fiber. These little green gems are also high in vitamins K and C, magnesium, folate and thiamin (vitamin B1).

Pea season is peaking right now! So now is the time to experiment with peas. YumSugar has a great Spring Pea Salad for you to try. They are also great puréed as a side dish too.

At my house we refer to peas as "nature's candy." Tell me how you feel about peas on the comment section below.

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kjsmbs kjsmbs 8 years
I love peas period!
kjsmbs kjsmbs 8 years
I love peas period!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
I don't like peas of any sort especially not in casseroles. My SIL eats peas with honey on them to disguise the slight bitter taste that is left in your mouth.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Never been much of a pea lover...
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I love peas! I make split pea soup a lot and I LOVE it!! My mom doesn't like split pea soup only because it's green...how dumb is that???
rpenner rpenner 8 years
I love raw peas. Peas right from the garden are delicious
Deadly-Lemur Deadly-Lemur 8 years
I like my sugar snap peas blanched in a mixture of water, chicken bullion, and a few spices. Just cook them for a couple minutes so they're still a little crunchy and they're delicious.
julibul julibul 8 years
LOVE raw peas, HATE cooked peas.
Knight-Who-Says-Ni Knight-Who-Says-Ni 8 years
Oh man, we used to have a garden in our backyard when I was a kid, and I'd go sit in it and eat peas straight from the ground to my mouth. So delicious!
toodledoo toodledoo 8 years
I love peas! They're super on a salad.
lcterp lcterp 8 years
Peas are one vegetable I will not eat in any way, shape, or form. I do eat snow peas in stir fry but that is it.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
mmmm yum!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
mmmm yum!
JustSomeChick JustSomeChick 8 years
I LOVE peas. Yum!!!
JustSomeChick JustSomeChick 8 years
I LOVE peas. Yum!!!
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
i love like sugar peas and the kind you eat still in the pod. Mmmmmmm
Beautifulbarbie Beautifulbarbie 8 years
I like peas in a casserole.
Beautifulbarbie Beautifulbarbie 8 years
I like peas in a casserole.
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