We refer to peas as "nature's candy" in my house. They are naturally sweet and wonderful to eat straight out of the pod. 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. And think of the calories you will burn shelling all those peas! These little green gems are also high in vitamins K and C, magnesium, folate and thiamin (vitamin B1).
Peas make a great Spring side dish.