Did you know peas are packed with Protein and a good source of Vitamins?
We love our frozen peas. They are not only tasty, but also packed with lots of healthy nutrients. The small green balls of goodness contain essential macronutrients such as protein and fibre as well as micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). All of which are important for our general health and well-being.
Protein and vitamins play an important role within our whole body and should be included as part of our daily diet. We need protein to repair and build, supporting many structures in our body including muscles and bone. Our bodies also need vitamins to function properly and stay healthy. It is important to eat a variety of foods, as different foods contain different vitamins in differing amounts.
Naturally low in sugar and rich in nutrients, our frozen green peas are a useful way of increasing your nutrient intake. With their impressive nutritional profile, peas provide an excellent plant-based protein source, as part of a well-balanced and healthy diet.
Peas: A Source of Plant-Based Protein
Protein is not only found in animal-based foods - you can also find it in some plant-based foods. Peas are a tasty protein-rich food source, that can be included as part of your diet to increase your protein intake.
The best thing about using frozen peas is that they are easy to store, simple to use and versatile - making them an ideal protein-rich addition to almost any dish. Try including them in salads, curries, stews and even ice-cream, to increase your protein intake.
Peas Contain Vitamin C
Vitamins are nutrients that our bodies need in small amounts; also known as micronutrients. They play a vital role in helping our bodies to stay healthy, by aiding essential functions and processes. Our bodies are unable to make most vitamins, so it is important to get our required vitamins through the foods we eat.
Peas contain several different vitamins, including vitamin C. Vitamin C plays a key role in supporting many functions in our bodies such as, our immune system, iron absorption and normal metabolism.
Our peas are frozen at their peak ripeness, within a few hours of picking. Freezing them soon after picking helps to lock in the vitamins found in our peas. Frozen peas retain their nutritional goodness, so you can enjoy the convenience of using peas straight from the freezer.
Peas Are Rich in Folic Acid
Folic acid is an important B vitamin. It is especially important for women who are trying to get pregnant and are already pregnant, as folic acid helps prevent certain birth defects. The daily recommended intake of folic acid is therefore higher for pregnant women.
Peas naturally contain folic acid, making them a good natural food source. Folic acid helps with many functions in the body including blood formation and immune system function. These are essential to keeping our bodies in good working order.
It is easy to get your daily folic acid intake by choosing the right types of food. Frozen peas are a convenient way to add folic acid to your diet. Simply add a portion of frozen peas straight from the freezer into your stir-fries, pasta sauces or stews.
Peas Are a Source of Vitamin B1
Vitamin B1, also known as Thiamine, is one of the eight B-complex vitamins. Like some other B-complex vitamins, this essential vitamin contributes to the normal functioning of energy-yielding metabolism.
Our bodies need vitamins to stay healthy, and vitamin B1 helps support the maintenance of our nervous systems. It also plays a key role in the normal functioning of our heart, so it is important to eat foods containing vitamin B1.
Legumes are a great food source for vitamin B1. As peas are both a vegetable and a legume, they make a fantastic food source for getting your vitamin B1 intake.
Increase your vitamin B1 intake by adding peas to lunches and dinners, a few times a week. Or more - if you like peas as much as we do.