23 FEBRUARY, 2017

The benefits of peas for our health

Peas can be boiled, steamed, smeared with butter, sprinkled with salt and pepper, added in pies, omelettes, salads, soufflés, pasta, purees, soups.
Peas are part of our Mediterranean cuisine, give color and flavor to our cooking and so many nutrients to our body.

Let’s find out more about this favorite vegetable!

Fresh from the village

Peas are fresh in spring.

Nutritional value

  • Proteins
  • Fiber
  • Micronutrients
  • Polyphenols
  • Carotenoids
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Carbohydrates
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Antioxidants

How peas are good for us

  • Helps weight management
  • Prevents constipation
  • Enhances absorption of calcium
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Protects health of blood vessels
  • Strengthens bones


  • Frozen or canned peas should be thoroughly rinsed with water, because of high salt content.
  • When buying peas, pods should be tight and soft, with a vivid green color. Check peas by pressing a pod to see their color.
  • Fresh peas can be blanched for 1-2 minutes and then frozen. It is advised to consume within 12 months.

Quick meal with peas

  • Heat water in a saucepan and after it boils, add peas, put the lid on and cook for 3 minutes. Put in a bowl, drizzle with some olive oil and balsamic vinegar, oregano or dill, add chopped tomatoes and rusks and enjoy.
  • Peas are ideal for green salads and pasta recipes.
  • Prepare a delicious salad with chicken, graviera cheese, mushrooms and peas.

Recipes with peas

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