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Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health

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Peas are available fresh, frozen and canned for good nutrition and convenience. If selecting fresh, choose firm, bright green, medium-sized pods with no signs of decay or wilting.  

Varieties to Explore
Purple Hull Pea
Sugar Snap Pea 

Nutrient Content Claims
Fat free, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Sodium free, High in vitamin C, Good source of fiber, Good source of vitamin K, Good source of thiamin, Good source of zinc, Good source of copper, Good source of manganese 

Health Claims 

Dietary Fat & Cancer: Development of cancer depends on many factors. A diet low in total fat may reduce the risk of some cancers. Peas are fat free.

Sodium & Hypertension:

  • Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors. Peas are sodium free. 
  • Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Peas are sodium free. 
  • Peas, as part of a low sodium diet, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. 

Dietary Saturated Fat & Cholesterol & Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease. Peas contain no fat, saturated fat, or cholesterol. 

Fiber-Containing Grain Products, Fruits, and Vegetables and Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fiber-containing grain products, fruits, and vegetables may reduce the risk of some of cancers, a disease associated with many factors. Peas are a good source of fiber.

Fruits & Vegetables & Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables (foods that are low in fat and may contain dietary fiber, vitamin A, or vitamin C) may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors. Peas are a good source of fiber and an excellent source of vitamin C 

STORE

Refrigerate peas in a perforated plastic bag for 3-5 days. Shell peas immediately before using.

SERVE

Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Peas 

Check out our pea recipes

SAVOR

Presence in Ethnic Foods 
South East Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos) / Mexican / Indian, Pakistani / Mediterranean / Southern / Cajun, Creole 

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Social Media Posts 

Pass the PEAS, please! Learn a NEW way to include green peas into your diet from our pal, Caitlin Pelat, RD of Giant Eagle. http://ow.ly/10DVMg @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

Pass the peas, please! Try these Sweet Smokey Peas with your next meal: http://ow.ly/FPiRx @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

Embrace the versatility of frozen peas with this 30 min or less recipe: http://bit.ly/34RfgF8 @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

Enjoying more fruits and vegetables, inclusive of fresh, frozen, canned, dried and 100% juice, is a delicious way 
to enjoy a happy, healthy and active lifestyle. 
@fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

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