What do peas, beans, and lentils have in common? They’re all legumes – a group of seed pods that are normally low in fat, and high in folate, potassium, iron, and magnesium.
In Chattanooga, farm-fresh peas are available at local markets as early as March.
Facts about Peas
Garden peas don’t stay fresh long after harvest! For best results, freeze them within two and a half hours of picking to lock in all the nutrients.
Did you know?
It might be hard to imagine life without sugar snap peas, but did you know they’ve only been around for about 35 years? A hybrid of green peas and snow peas, they were first developed by U.S. plant breeders in 1979.