Food – Green Peas

In our garden this year we planted green peas. I was amazed how well they did along with the green beans. I just love to pop them out of their shells and eat them fresh. The following gives you a little health information about how good they are for your body.

“Peas are actually legumes that originated in western Asia. In Switzerland, traces of peas have been found near homesites, where they were probably being eaten during the Bronze Age, more than 5,000 years ago. Traveling from Greece to India, the pea arrived in China during the seventh century, where it was named bo tou, or ‘foreign legume.’ Peas were popular during the Middle Ages in Europe, being easy to grow, inexpensive, hearty, and a source of protein. …

“There are probably more than 1,000 varieties of garden peas, the most common of which are the smooth peas you usually find frozen in the supermarket. Some varieties, like the snow pea have edible pods. Peas are available fresh in the pod, dried (either whole or split), and frozen. …” The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, p. 86, Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S.


Pea Salad


2 cups peas

¼ cup celery, diced

¼ cup onion, chopped

1 cup tomatoes, chopped

½ tsp. salt (optional)

Mayo (Vegenaise/plant-based Mayo)


Process: Mix all vegetables together. Add your mayo, mix again. Enjoy!