Peas Health Benefits & Nutrition Facts


Health Benefits and Useful in:
Antioxidants | Inflammation | Diabetes Type II | Heart Diseases | Cancer | Boost immunity | Healthy bones | Alzheimer’s disease | Digestive health | High Cholesterol | Wound healing 

Nutrition Facts of Peas:
Serving size: 100 g

Nutrients Amount
Energy 339 kJ (81 kcal)
Water 78.86 g
Carbohydrates 14.45 g
Sugars 5.67 g
Dietary fiber 5.1 g
Fat 0.4 g
Protein 5.42 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv. 38 μg 
beta-carotene 449 μg
lutein zeaxanthin 2477 μg
Thiamine (B1) 0.266 mg
Riboflavin (B2) 0.132 mg
Niacin (B3) 2.09 mg
Vitamin B6 0.169 mg
Folate (B9) 65 μg
Vitamin C 40 mg
Vitamin E 0.13 mg
Vitamin K 24.8 μg
Minerals
Calcium 25 mg
Iron 1.47 mg
Magnesium 33 mg
Manganese 0.41 mg
Phosphorus 108 mg
Potassium 244 mg
Sodium 5 mg
Zinc 1.24 mg

Source: USDA Nutrient Database No. 28

Health Benefits of Peas: 

Cancer:
Cancers, especially, stomach cancer occurs mostly due to less concentration of antioxidants like polyphenols in the body. Peas contain the polyphenol, coumestrol, which provides unique anti-cancer effects.

Blood Sugar Regulation:
High protein and fiber content of peas helps to maintain the blood sugar levels in the body. The dietary fibers in green peas help better regulation of carbohydrates in the body, which keeps the sugar levels steady, along with lowering the fasting blood sugar levels. The unique antioxidants present in peas also prevent oxidative stress, which indirectly reduces inflammation. Inflammation is an important parameter which causes diabetes II.

Heart Disease:
Antioxidants present in peas prevent the formation of plaque along the blood vessels. Plaque formation is a major effect that arises after oxidative stress and inflammation. Green peas provide high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, especially alpha-linolenic acid. Choline, which is a cardioprotective vitamin, is provided in huge amounts by this green vegetable.