The crunch of a sweet pea can breathe new life into a sweltering summer day. Fresh peas are easy to grow in your home garden and far superior to frozen. Thomas Jefferson had a mild obsession with them – growing 30 varieties on his estate.
Peas of every variety are excellent sources for all forms of vitamin B complex. From Thiamine(B1) to Riboflavin(B2), these vitamin derivatives help to maintain healthy muscle and skin tone, enhance immune responses and increase your metabolism.
If you don’t have the patience for shucking pods, consider the sweet pea. Its shell is edible, shortening prep time. Adding pea shoots (a sweeter version of sprouts) is another low-maintenance way to incorporate summertime crunch into salads, sandwiches or pastas. Or just mash up some peas and fool your friends with our scrumptious Sweet Pea Mockamole