Peas: properties, nutritional values, calories

Peas (Pisum sativum) belong to the Fabaceae family, they are rlow in calories and phosphorus and are useful against constipation and in low-calorie diets. Let's find out better.

> 1. Description of the peas

> 2. Properties and benefits some peas

> 3. Calories and nutritional values ​​of peas

> 4. Allies of

> 5. Curiosities about peas

> 6. A recipe up your sleeve

Peas: properties, nutritional values, calories


Description of peas

Peas are legumes that can be eaten both fresh and dried and are very versatile. They go well with rice, barley, spelled and other cereals, but they are also excellent as a side dish for meat and fish main courses.

There are many varieties of peas; we mention some of the best known: exedra, senatore, navona, Meraviglia d'el Paese.


Properties and benefits of peas

Less starchy than other legumes, peas are more digestible and can also be consumed by those who, suffering from colitis or meteorism, find it difficult to eat beans and chickpeas.

They are low in fat and low in calories, so they are suitable for low-calorie and low-fat diets. Fresh peas contain iron, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin C, vitamin PP.

Dried peas mainly contain iron, magnesium and zinc and are more caloric than fresh ones; thanks to their characteristics they are useful in case of constipation.

Peas contain phytoestrogens, substances similar to female estrogens; for this reason they can be valid allies against the symptoms of menopause.

Peas are used in cooking, but also in cosmetics, where they are used in the preparation of masks for skin firming and toning.


Calories and nutritional values ​​of peas

100 g of raw peas contain 52 kcal / 217 kj.

Furthermore, for every 100 g of this product, we have:

  • Water 79,4 g
  • G carbohydrates 6,5
  • Sugars 4 g
  • 5,5 g protein
  • 0,6 g fat
  • Cholesterol 0 g
  • Total fiber 6,3 g
  • Sodium 1 mg
  • Potassium 193 mg
  • Iron 1,7 mg
  • Calcium 45 mg
  • Phosphorus 97 mg
  • Vitamin B1 0,2 mg
  • Vitamin B2 0,08 mg
  • Vitamin B3 2,6 mg
  • Vitamin A 64 µg
  • Vitamin C 32 mg

100 g of salted peas in a pan contain 91 kcal / 380 kj; frozen ones contain 48 kcal / 202 kj; canned ones contain 68 kcal / 285 kj.


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Curiosities about peas

The study of peas suggested to Gregor Mendel (1822-1884) the inheritance theory. The scientist, through artificial fertilization experiments on thousands of pea plants, which lasted almost ten years, formulated the basic laws of heredity, valid for all animal and plant organisms with a cellular structure: the famous Laws of Mendel


A recipe up your sleeve

Have you ever done one pisell cakethe? Try this one.
Ingredients for the base:

  • 250 grams of Kamut flour,
  • an internal egg,
  • 125 grams of extra virgin olive oil,
  • a pinch of salt,
  • a pinch of baking soda.

Ingredients for the filling:

  • 200 grams of fresh peas,
  • a red pepper,
  • 200 grams of smoked cheese cut into cubes,
  • two tablespoons of Parmesan cheese,
  • two tablespoons of breadcrumbs,
  • its sale,
  • a spoonful of olive oil.

Method. Prepare a shortcrust pastry with Kamut flour, egg and olive oil. Put it to rest in the fridge and, in the meantime, cook the vegetables. The peas are blanched in salted water for 5/8 minutes, the pepper is cooked in the oven and then peeled. Once the vegetables are cooked, roll out the shortcrust pastry in a pan and stuff with the peas, the peeled pepper cut into strips, the scamorza cheese and, finally, breadcrumbs, parmesan and olive oil. Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for about 20 minutes.


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