The green pea saved off the population of England during the 1555 famine. By the 17th century, it became fashionable to eat the green peas right out of the pod in both France and England. The green pea is a nitrogen fixing plant, which makes it great for the environment. Canada is the world’s biggest green pea explorer.
- contain cumesteol, which protects against stomach cancer
- good source of both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids
- great for diabetes, since they regulate carbohydrate intake