Health benefits of peas

Peas are one of the most nutritious legumes.


Other names of  Peas –

  • Pisum sativum (Botanical name)
  •  Pattani  (Tamil name)        


Calories (energy) in  Peas :   315 K. cal / 100 gm


Major Nutrients Present in Peas :

Major Nutrients Present in peas


Health Benefits of  Peas :

  • Pea contains folic acid, which is required by pregnant women to prevent neural tube defects in newborn.
  • It acts as an antioxidant.
  • It helps to lower cholesterol level.
  • Promotes osteotrophic activity in the bones.
  • Peas prevent Alzheimer’s disease by limiting neural tube dysfunction.
  • Vitamin A content in peas helps in maintaining the health of skin , mucus membranes and eyesight.
  • Helps in losing weight.


Points of Caution:

  • Excess intake may increase the risk of gout because of the presence of purines.


Major Nutrients Present- Nutritive Value of Indian Foods from National Institute of Nutrition.