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Peas and added benefit

Here in the Bahamas one of our favorite foods is peas. Peas can and is added to many Bahamian dishes including peas n rice, peas soup, vegetable soup and so on. In this article, we will be looking at some of the peas that we use here on the island and the benefits they contain.

But before we go there what I want to say is peas and rice along with pea soup are enjoyed not only by the natives but also by the tourist that visits the island. In homes all across the island especially on Sundays and holidays,

you can find peas and rice being cooked by families on a large scale. Here are also some health facts on rice.

Nutritional benefits of peas

Peas type

Pigeon peas-Pigeon peas top the list and are a favorite. You can find these peas, especially in peas and rice. I love to cook with pigeon peas because of the flavor that it gives making your rice mouth watering as you go back for second helpings.

Pigeon peas health facts

1.Aids good bowel movement.

2.Promotes good digestion.

3.Aids in boosting energy.

4.Helps to strengthen the immune system.

5.Promotes heart health.

6.Helps to promote weight loss.

7.Can help in lowering blood pressure.

Nutritional benefits of pigeon peas

Vitamin A,  Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12,  Thiamin, Copper, Folate, Protein, Copper, Potassium, Magnesium, manganese, dietary fiber, Phosphorus. Niacin and Riboflavin.

Green peas

Green peas make a great choice because it can be eaten as a side order along with mash potato or added to salads, rice or soups.

Health facts of green peas

Health facts of green peas includes

1.Has been known to prevent cancer.

2.Helps to promote a healthy heart.

3.Can aid in reducing cholesterol.

4.Aids in bowel movement.

5.Is loaded with antioxidants that can help the body to get rid of free radicals.

6.Controls blood sugar level.

7.Is said to be good for diabetics.

8.Helps to promote the immune system.

9.Improves the digestive system.

10.Helps improve the skin.

Nutritional benefits of green peas

Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2,  Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Zinc, Iron, Protein, Potassium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Folate, Choline,  Manganese, Magnesium, dietary fiber and Molybdenum

Black eyed peas

Black eyed peas brings a different flavor to your foods that will take it up a notch, you will really have your family and friends chewing their fingers off if you know what I mean.

Black eyed peas health facts

Black eyed peas health facts include

1.Promotes healthy skin.

2. Helps to lower blood pressure.

3.Improves eye health

4.Aids in improving the digestive system.

5.Improves bowel function.

6.Is loaded with antioxidants that rid the body of free radicals.

7.Is said to slow down aging.

8.Can help with weight loss.

9.Improves heart health.

10.Lowers cholesterol.

Nutritional Value

Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin K, Dietary fiber, Folate, protein, Magnesium, Potassium, Iron, Phosphorus, Copper, Zinc, Manganese and  Thiamin

Final word

It is so amazing how small peas are, but the big punch they deliver to aid in our overall health. Let’s take advantage of these as we promote good health.

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9 comments

  1. Maria says:

    I love peas!
    I live in Italy and also here peas are eaten with rice. We mostly use the green peas. they are close to my heart because we used to grow them in our garden when I was a little girl. then we ate them directly from the garden as they are, yummy!

    However, I wasn’t aware of all the nutritional benefits of peas. No, that I know how healthy they are I am going to eat them even more.

    Are you going to write some recipes how to use peas or do you know some good site where to find them?
    Thank you!
    Maria

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Maria it is so good to meet you and I am glad that I could help. Peas can bring such great flavors to our foods and the good part is how they benefit us in so many ways. You can check out this site Italian peas recipe-Allrecipes.com

      Hope this helps, all the best to you and have a good day.

  2. Lorna says:

    Hello Norman, Your whole website is so informative and full of really good advice. It is perhaps one of the most comprehensive that I’ve read on the subject of not only gardening, but also about the healthy benefits of the plants you grow.It must have taken you a long time to reach this point. Your pictures are clear and beautiful.

    I did not feel that you are trying to sell me anything in particular, but more to share your knowledge and experience. There is nothing that distracts the reader from the main content of your posts. I see that you have discussed and promoted Wealthy affiliate on your site, are you hoping to use your website to show other people what they could achieve if they shared their interests/hobbies in a similar way to you?

    I love this page about beans and would also love a great recipe for cooking red beans and rice as this is one of my favourite dishes, maybe you could share it here?

    Anyway, this might sound like a strange question, but do you grow your own Kidney beans?

    Looking forward to reading more of your posts,
    Best wishes, Lorna

    (I think I may have misunderstood this lesson about leaving comments on other websites, as I thought I had to leave one one your actual website, to increase traffic or something. Anyway, I have left you a comment on your website, but also copied it here, so hope you understand. I’m still new to WA and learning the ropes, I hope my website will look as good as yours someday.)

    This is my third attempt to post your comment, as I had to go back and set up a Gravatar account to continue. By the time I clicked back onto site comments I hadn’t realised that the page had changed to peas, not beans. Sorry for the confusion again.

    Bye for now.

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Lorna my dear lady it so good to meet you and thanks a million for those kind words. Puttig this website togther did take some time and hard work, but when you love what you are doing work becomes play, so for me building my website that pretains to my niche is like being on the play ground and taking part in fun activities and playing on the sliding boad and swing set.

      I am so happy to know that I am touching lives, connecting with people like yourself and helping to inspire them also that they can see that anything is possible once we believe and then going for goal. Either we pay the price for success or pay the price for failure, either way we pay, therefore failure is not and option.

      I did not know anything about building wesbites and all of thiis other good stuff you see here but following the training here at wealthy affiliate along with hard work is now paying off and you can do the seem also, just follow the training, never give up and you will have success.

      I had a few gardens in the past hope to get back into that soon, but my yard is filled with ornamental plants. I will get you the recipe on beans and rice, no problem my friend. Thanks again and if there is anyting that I can help you with please let me know. Good things are going to happen for you because you are a winner.

      Talk soon, all the best to you and have a good day.

      1. Lorna says:

        Thanks Norman, I will definitely be back. Keep up the great work here.
        Best wishes

  3. Warren says:

    Hi,
    What a thorough explanation of what peas are and what they can do for you. I never knew all the health benefits that can be derived from peas.

    The site is structured well. I really like the menus along the top. We live in a semi-arid region and the xeriscaping section was spot on.

    You look like you have been working on this site for a long time as evidenced by its completeness and it shows your intent is to provide knowledge to someone who visits and not just to drive them to WA.

    I will be revisiting as we are avid gardeners and landscapers.

    Thanks.

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Warren it is so nice to meet you and I am glad that I could help. Thanks for commenting and for your support, wishing you the best of success and have a good day. Also hope you find what you need on my website and best of success with your gardening projects.

  4. Craig M says:

    Peas were always my favorite growing up. I along with my three brothers took care of our massive garden and always looked forward to when the peas were ready for picking. We would shell the peas while watching movies and the first handful never made it to the bowl because we would eat them.
    Great information on the health facts on peas. I was always told by my mother that the shells were not good for you, do you know if that is true? I see young pea shells added to salads all the time and stir fry.

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Criag so nice to meet you. Including peas in our diet is a good thing. As far as the shell is concern I have never tried that before but if it is enhancing your health and the health of others It should be fine. Thanks again for commenting. All the best to you and have a good day.

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