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Green Peas - Varieties, Nutrition Facts, Recipes and Poems

Updated on April 08, 2015
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Linda Crampton is a teacher who enjoys reading and creative writing. Her favourite genres are classic literature, fantasy, myth and poetry.

Green peas
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Green peas are a tasty and very nutritious vegetable that should be a part of almost everyone's diet. They're a great source of protein, vitamins, minerals and soluble fiber. They are also very versatile. Peas can be cooked and prepared in many different ways and can add flavor and interest to many dishes. Another advantage of peas is that they are often inexpensive to buy.

In addition to being a component of a meal, green peas can be used to make other foods, including soups, puddings and porridges. They also make a great addition to items such as salads, stews, pies, pasta and omelettes.

Green peas have been cultivated for at least ten thousand years and have become a very popular vegetable. They have also inspired people to create stories and poems, which often have an imaginative, humorous or playful theme. It may be a fun experience to trap peas as they roll around on a plate, but the vegetable provides seriously great benefits!

Pink flowers and green leaves of a snow pea
Pink flowers and green leaves of a snow pea | Source

Like beans and other peas, green peas belong to the family Fabaceae, which used to be called the Leguminosae family. Beans and peas are therefore said to be "legumes". In some parts of the world they are known as pulses. Green peas are often referred to as vegetables, however, because of their green colour.

Pea pods
Pea pods | Source

Green Pea Varieties

The scientific name of the green pea plant is Pisum sativum. The plant is also known as the garden pea or simply "the pea". There are many closely related varieties of Pisum sativum. These all have slightly different characteristics. Somewhat confusingly, the different varieties of green pea often have different common names.

Biologically, a pea pod is a fruit and the peas inside are seeds. In some varieties of green pea the pods are edible and in others they aren't. Inedible pods have a fibrous inner layer which edible pods lack.

Some popular varieties of green pea are described below.

  • Snow peas have flat, edible pods. They are picked when the peas are very small and are eaten whole. Snow peas are also known as Chinese pea pods and are often eaten raw or stir fried.
  • Sugar snap peas also have edible pods and are eaten whole. The pods are sweeter and rounder than snow pea pods and have a crunchy texture when raw.
  • Marrowfat peas are green peas with unusually large and starchy seeds.
  • Yellow peas are varieties of the green pea plant that have yellow seeds instead of green seeds.

Split peas are dried peas which have been allowed to split naturally into two sections or are helped to do so mechanically. They are produced from both green and yellow varieties of the pea plant.

Green peas in a pod
Green peas in a pod | Source

Buying Green Peas

The most nutritious and delicious peas are ones that are homegrown and freshly picked. When fresh peas are unavailable or when convenience is desired, frozen, dried or canned peas can be used instead. These are available all year round, so peas can always be part of the diet. If canned peas are used, it's a good idea to look for a version that has no added sugar and salt and is sold in a can made of safe materials.

Nutrients in Green Peas

Protein, Carbohydrate and Fat

Green peas are a good source of protein. Three quarters of a cup of green peas contains about the same amount of protein as an egg (around six grams).

Peas are also a good source of soluble fiber. This type of fiber helps to lower the blood cholesterol level and is believed to help lower a high blood sugar level, too. Peas do contain some natural sugars, but the amount isn't excessive (four grams per half cup of peas).

Peas are very low in fat. Since they are part of a plant, they contain no cholesterol. Cholesterol is only found in animal bodies.

An artistic view of green peas in a pod
An artistic view of green peas in a pod | Source

Vitamins and Minerals

Raw peas are loaded with vitamins and minerals. They are an excellent source of vitamins C and K. Some of the vitamin C is lost when peas are cooked, however. Green peas are also a very good source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), thiamine and folate. Peas contain lesser but significant amounts of niacin, vitamin B6 and riboflavin (vitamin B2). A small amount of healthy fat eaten at the same time as peas will enhance the absorption of fat soluble vitamins, such as vitamins A and K.

Vitamin C and vitamins in the B family are water soluble. This means that cooking peas in a lot of water for a long time isn't a good idea, unless the water is drunk. Water soluble vitamins leach out of the peas into the surrounding water.

Green peas are high in manganese and are a significant source of phosphorus, copper, zinc, magnesium and iron. They are low in sodium.

Green peas can be eaten raw. Some people love the taste of uncooked peas. Raw peas are also eaten after they have sprouted.

A macro photo showing the tendrils of a pea plant
A macro photo showing the tendrils of a pea plant | Source

Phytonutrients

Peas also contain phytonutrients. Phytonutrients, or phytochemicals, are chemicals in plants that aren't essential for our survival but do have health benefits, such as helping to prevent disease. One important type of phytonutrient in green peas is the flavonoid group, which belongs to the polyphenol family. Flavonoids are antioxidants and may reduce the risk of several diseases.

Researchers need to determine whether a typical serving of peas contains a significant amount of each phytonutrient and whether these phytonutrients can be absorbed into our body from our small intestine. The researchers also need to discover whether the phytonutrients are beneficial once they are in the body. The initial research looks promising.

Peas with carrots, corn, potatoes and Yorkshire pudding; Yorkshire pudding is a baked product made from eggs, flour and milk
Peas with carrots, corn, potatoes and Yorkshire pudding; Yorkshire pudding is a baked product made from eggs, flour and milk | Source

Cooking and Preparing Peas

Green peas can be boiled, steamed, stir fried, fried or microwaved. They can also be baked in foods such as quiches and savory pies.

In some parts of the world roasted peas are very popular. I've never tasted roasted peas, but they are reportedly nutty, crunchy and delicious. They are often mixed with spices before being roasted, which adds to their enjoyable flavor.

Cooked peas are often processed further, such as by being pureed or mashed. They are also mixed with other ingredients to make many different foods, including soups, stews, casseroles, fish cakes, curries, pastas, omelettes and salads.

In general, cooking peas at a lower temperature, for a shorter time and with less water preserves more of their nutrients. This is why steaming vegetables is considered to be a healthier cooking method than boiling. If peas are boiled, they should be covered with the minimum amount of water needed and simmered for only a few minutes.

Fish and chips with mushy peas and tartar sauce
Fish and chips with mushy peas and tartar sauce | Source

Mushy Peas

Mushy peas are often eaten with fish and chips. They have a soft texture that resembles that of thick, puréed peas. Soft, semi-intact peas are present in the mush.

Mushy peas can be made at home or bought in restaurants and stores. Products that are bought may have artificial color added, which can give them an unnatural, bright green appearance.

Mushy peas are generally made from marrowfat peas, which easily turn into a mush. Marrowfat peas are usually sold in a dried form but are sometimes sold in cans. To make mushy peas, dried marrowfat peas are soaked overnight in water containing a small amount of sodium bicarbonate (one teaspoon per cup of peas). Next day, the peas are rinsed in cold water and placed in a saucepan with fresh water. They are then boiled gently for thirty to sixty minutes - or longer - until the peas turn into a mush.

A Quick Pea and Pesto Soup Recipe

Pea Soup

With the right ingredients, pea soup can be both nourishing and delicious. The soup can range from a simple blend of peas, seasonings and water to a more complex and hearty mixture containing other vegetables in addition to peas. Ham may be added as well.

Ingredients that are often added to pea soups besides peas are carrots, celery, potatoes, onions, garlic, salt, pepper and water. Bay leaves or thyme are often included, too.

Cream is sometimes swirled over the surface of the soup as a finishing touch. Small crackers or biscuits may be used for a topping instead of cream.

Split Pea and Ham Soup Recipe

Pea Salad

Sprouted, blanched or cooked and chilled peas are added to salads. Blanching is a technique in which a vegetable is plunged into boiling water, left there for a very short time and then removed and quickly chilled to halt the cooking process. Frozen peas bought in a store are already blanched.

Pea salads often contain a mixture of peas, cheese, celery, nuts, onion, herbs, pepper and salt. Mayonnaise or salad dressing is added for a creamy salad. Some people like to add other ingredients, such as hard boiled egg, tomato, bell pepper, bacon bits, diced apple, garlic, lemon juice or a flavorful vinegar.

Green Pea Salad With Goat Cheese Recipe

Pease Pudding, Porridge or Pottage

Pease was the Middle English name for pea. The plural word was peasen. Pease pudding or porridge is made from green or yellow peas and has a smooth texture similar to that of a thick pea sauce. It was popular in the Middle Ages, when it was known as a pease pottage. It's still enjoyed in some parts of the world today, including parts of the United Kingdom.

Some communities in the UK are named in honor of peas. For example, Pease Pottage is a village in West Sussex and Peasenhall is a village in Suffolk.

The Peasenhall Pea Festival is an annual event. The festival involves music, food, games and contests. It offers pea eating and pea throwing contests as well as the World Pea Podding Championship. A pea-themed costume contest is also held. Among the other culinary delights that were available at one year's festival was a pea, mint and honey ice cream.

Pease pudding or porridge with olive oil drizzled on top
Pease pudding or porridge with olive oil drizzled on top | Source

Pease porridge hot,

Pease porridge cold,

Pease porridge in the pot

Nine days old;

Some like it hot,

Some like it cold,

Some like it in the pot

Nine days old.

— Anonymous
Green peas - a versatile vegetable
Green peas - a versatile vegetable | Source

Green Pea Poems

Peas are a very popular vegetable, so it's not surprising that people have written poems about them. The poems are often humorous, just like the sight of peas rolling over a surface.

The origins and author of the pease porridge poem are unknown. The poem as shown above was published in 1916 in a children's rhyme book called "The Real Mother Goose". This book can be read at the Project Gutenberg website. The poem was published in a slightly different form in 1760 in a book called "The Original Mother Goose's Melody" by John Newbery. This book can be read at the Google Play Books website.

Similarly, the date of origin and the writer of the poem shown below about eating peas with honey are unknown. According to the Poetry Foundation, the poem was recited at a 1944 radio broadcast in the United States. However, the author wasn't announced. The poem may have been created earlier.

I eat my peas with honey;

I've done it all my life.

It makes the peas taste funny,

But it keeps them on the knife.

— Anonymous
A rabbit-shaped soup tureen with its lid on
A rabbit-shaped soup tureen with its lid on | Source

The Man in the Green Pea Soup

The following poem was written by me. It's a fantasy that describes the adventures of a miniature man in a large tureen of green pea soup.


The man was looking quite green
As he swam within the tureen
Until he spied a few peas ahead

He climbed on a green pea boat
And shook out his lavender coat
Before eating some pumpkin bread

Then onion fish bit all his toes
And salt water licked his dear nose
Leaving him sore and red

Carrots surfed over the waves
And gathered in celery caves
To consider the words that he said

"I didn't!" he cried loud and clear
And retreated from garlic in fear
As it bounced over and started to shed

Pepper flew over the salt
And tickled his nose with a jolt
Creating sneezes that filled his head

The sneezes wriggled and twirled
So he held a tissue unfurled
"I'm ready if you are" he said

Sneezes left in disgust
Surprise for them was a must
The man cheered aloud once they'd fled

Potatoes lined up to parade
Carrots spun round as they played
And the man rode on peas as they sped

Then bay leaves sailed in from the west
With thyme woven mats for a nest
And carried him off to bed

Another beautiful tureen
Another beautiful tureen | Source

© 2014 Linda Crampton

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      Kevin W 3 years ago from Texas

      Great hub on the facts and benefits of Green Peas AliciaC. Thumbs up on your hub.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much, Alphadogg16!

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      Um AliciaC, very good idea. I liked all the peas recipes that you talked about. I'm making split pea soup this evening just because I read your article. Smelling yummy so far. Thanks and voted up!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the comment and the vote, word55. I hope your split pea soup tastes good!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      I have always loved peas! Much to my surprise, though a lot of people do not? However, I have never known just how nutritious they are, even though I was thinking ... well, they are vegetables.

      The poems you have included are delightful and I just love, love, love your very own poem! Well, you are multi-talented and this was a delight to read and you made it your own and very interesting.

      Up and more and sharing.

      Have a great weekend,

      Faith Reaper

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Interesting hub about peas Alicia. Love the split pea and ham recipe...one of my favourite soups. Loved the poems too, the one about peas and honey is hilarious and I enjoyed the one you wrote, The Man In the Green Pea Soup (sounds like The Man In The Grey Tweed Suit...lol). Voted up.

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      Thank you Alicia, The soup tasted tremendously good. I added just a little brown rice to it. This is the 1st time it tasted so extra good. Well, actually, it's the 1st time I made a pea soup. I usually make lentil soups. Thanks for doing this hub today. You made this very easy and simple especially after watching the videos you displayed. You're a pro. -:)

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you so much for the kind comment about my poem, Faith! I appreciate it a great deal. Like you, I've loved peas since childhood. They've been a part of my diet for as long as I can remember. Thanks for the votes and the share, too, Faith. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for the comment and the vote, Jodah. I'm glad you enjoyed the poems! I enjoy pea soup too, although I never have it with ham. I think it's delicious!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I appreciate your second visit and your lovely comment, word55! Adding brown rice to pea soup sounds like a great idea. I'll try that the next time I make the soup.

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      I'm glad that Faith had a lot more to say about your hub that I didn't mention. Yes, your poem was impeccable. I had no idea that peas were as nutritious. I think I'll add them to my weekly menu. I had about 4 bowls of split pea soup. I feel so good and healthy for a Friday nite. I hope I don't dream of them though. Good night...

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks so much, word55. I love split pea soup, but I don't think I could have four bowls in one evening! I'm glad the soup made you feel good. I hope you have a good night and a great weekend!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Happily this is a vegetable I actually like. :) Very glad to hear of it's nutritional value. Thanks for the information.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Useful and very interesting Alicia.

      Voted up and shared. Here's wishing you a great weekend.

      Eddy.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for the visit, Bill. It's very nice when something that we like is also good for us!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi, Eddy. Thanks for the comment, vote and share! I hope your weekend is great, too.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Green Peas - Varieties, Nutrition, Food Facts and Poems is a beautifully written hub. I like peas freshly peeled and eaten one of my favorite foods. The poem ''The Man in the Green Pea Soup'' was an enjoyable read. Voted up!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you for the comment and the vote, DDE. I appreciate your visit!

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      CMHypno 3 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      Great hub Alicia. I never knew there were so many varieties of peas! Marrowfat peas bring back too many memories of primary school dinners. None of us liked them but we all had to sit there until they were eaten!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much, Cynthia. My memories of marrowfat peas are linked to mushy peas, which I love. I must have been lucky with school dinners - or perhaps I've forgotten how bad they were!

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Linda, great hub. I love peas and it's good to know that they really are good for us. I was not aware of the many different varieties of peas. Also, I've never come across the mushy peas although it does sound like they would go well with fish and chips. Great job. Voted up, shared, etc...

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      Thief12 3 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Great hub, but still, green peas is one of the few vegetables I can't stand XD Anyway, it was a very interesting read.

      Voted Up, Useful, and Interesting.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you, Bill. I appreciate the vote and the share as well as the comment. I love peas, too. There's always a bag of frozen peas in my refrigerator!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi, Thief12. Thanks for reading my hub when you don't like green peas! Thank you very much for the votes, too.

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      Dr. John Anderson 3 years ago from Australia on Planet Water

      Green peas are great and so convenient. Very little cooking is required. None actually!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi, janderson99. Yes, I eat raw peas right out of the pod, but only in small quantities. They are definitely a convenient food that is quick to prepare, as you say! Thanks for the visit.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      lol! loved the poem! yes green peas are one of my favorites, and mushy peas I literally eat with everything! great hub Alicia, voted up and shared! nell

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the comment, the vote and the share, Nell! It's nice to hear that someone else loves mushy peas. It sounds like you're even more of a fan than me!

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      Shampa Sadhya 3 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      It is an extraordinarily good post. It is informative, full of yummy recipes and contains good poem. UP AND AWESOME!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment and the votes, shampa sadhya! I appreciate your visit.

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      Author Victoria Sheffield 3 years ago from Georgia

      Who would have thought that there would have been so much information about peas!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for the visit, Victoria. Yes, it is interesting that there is so much to say about peas! They've been a popular vegetable for a very long time.

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      Martie Coetser 3 years ago from South Africa

      The Man in the Green Pea Soup is a children's book all on its own - I can even see the illustrations with the eye of my mind.

      I love raw peas, but seldom find them for sale raw in vegetable stores. They come frozen, tinned or dried. I remember devouring it in my parent's vegetable gardens with pods and all. I love pea soup. But, oh, I hate them mashed. When I was 8yrs old in a boarding school for 6 months I had to eat them mashed for the first and the very last time.

      Superb hub about peas!

      Now I have a craving for fresh, raw peas!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the visit and the kind comment, Martie! I'm sure that if I was forced to eat mashed peas I would quickly come to hate them, too! I can always find frozen, dried and canned peas in my local stores, and fresh peas are readily available in summer. I generally avoid the canned versions because of the added sugar or salt, but as I said in an earlier comment there are always frozen peas in my home. They're quick to prepare and they're nutritious, too.

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      Crystal Tatum 3 years ago from Georgia

      I actually really like green peas, though I know few others whoe does. I love them with mashed potatoes. The Leseur (not sure if I have that spelled right) canned brand is my favorite. Well done on this hub. Voting up and more.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love a mix of peas and mashed potatoes too, Crystal. The two vegetables go together very well! Thank you for the comment and the votes.

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      truthfornow 3 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Green peas are my favorite. I didn't quite realize the versatility of peas. Very well-researched article with looks of details. I learned so much about one of my favorite foods.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi, truthfornow. Thank you very much for the comment. Green peas are one of my favorite foods, too!

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      Toy Tasting 3 years ago from Mumbai

      I am a huge fan of green peas. I can eat it any form. I did not know so much about green peas though. Thanks for sharing the information. :)

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you for the visit and the comment, Toytasting. I like eating peas in different forms, too. They're a very versatile vegetable!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I love peas in a salad and as a soup. Your information is valuable and appreciated. Your surprised me with your creative poetry - well done!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi, Dianna. Thank you for the nice comment! I actually have more poems published here, but my creative writing tends to get hidden by all my information hubs!

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      Donna Caprio Quinlan 3 years ago from Newburyport, MA

      I made split pea and ham soup for the first time last week. It was delicious! I like peas so it is good to learn they are so nutritious. Great article.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I'm glad you enjoyed the soup, Donna! Thank you for the comment.

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      Eileen Gamboa 3 years ago from West Palm Beach

      Everything looks good, except the mushy peas. I don't think I could do those, although I've come to a new appreciation for the flavor and versatility of this economical vegetable in my old age. :) Nice Hub.

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      Janis 3 years ago from California

      A lot of useful information here. I love the poem in the end.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi, EGamboa. Thanks for the visit and the comment. It's interesting that some people love mushy peas while others don't like the sound of them!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you, WriterJanis. I appreciate your comment!

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      Annette R. Smith 3 years ago from Grand Island, Florida

      I LOVE green peas, Linda. I didn't realize there are so many varieties, and I like the different ways to prepare them. Thanks for these fun and interesting facts!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the comment, Annette. It's nice to hear about another green pea fan!

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      ologsinquito 3 years ago from USA

      This is a wonderful article on peas, which, if cooked right, can be delicious. If not, that's another story.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you for the visit and the comment, ologsinquito!

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Awesome! Useful! Beautiful! Interesting! Have I told you how much I enjoy this post on Peas? It's right up there with "Gone with the wind." :) You've put so much into this remarkable article. Brought back sweet memories of a time when I was a little girl helping mama to shell peas from our vegetable garden. Sharing and thanks so much ~ Audrey

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Audrey, thank you so much for such a wonderful comment! I appreciate it very much. I used to help my mother shell peas, too. Shelling peas was extra work compared to using prepared peas, but it was enjoyable. The peas were fresher, too. Thank you very much for the votes and the share!

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      Girish puri 3 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Peas are like diamonds in the vegetables, Very useful hub. Thanks Alicia.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      That's an interesting thought, girishpuri! Thank you for the comment.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Lots of great knowledge and little known facts were imparted here. This was a very entertaining and well done article.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much, Deb. I appreciate your comment, as always!

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      ignugent17 3 years ago

      Thanks for the information . My husband prefer peas over green beans and I am glad to read all the good benefits we get. Enjoyed reading the poem too. :-) Very useful.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you, ignugent17. I appreciate your visit!

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      VioletteRose 3 years ago from Chicago

      I didn't know about this many varieties of green peas, thanks for sharing this! I love adding green peas to my food, they are so easy to use . Especially the frozen ones!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you, VioletteRose. Yes, green peas are easy to use. They are a great addition to the diet!

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      Mary Norton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Roasted peas are sold as snacks in Southeast Asia. I like the one roasted in Wasabi. Your poems are truly enjoyable.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I'd love to try green peas roasted in wasabi! Thank you very much for the visit and the comment about the poems, aesta1.

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      Silva Hayes 16 months ago from Spicewood, Texas

      I love peas; so delicious, and the pictures of them in their pods are so artistic. Lovely article.

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      Linda Crampton 16 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much, Silva. I appreciate your visit and comment.

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      Nithya Venkat 12 months ago from Dubai

      A great hub about green peas and loved your poem. In this part of the world, roasted spicy peas are very popular. I love them, and they taste delicious.

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      Linda Crampton 12 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Roasted spicy peas sound delicious, Vellur! Thank you very much for the comment about the hub and the poem.

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