Some Curious Facts About Peas
Pea plants come in many varieties, but share the same basic traits. Rounded, bright green pea leaves cling to this climbing, vine plant. White or pink flowering pea plants yield pods, 5 to 6 inches in length, containing edible peas.
The average pea weighs between 0.1 and 0.36 grams.
The United Kingdom is the largest producer of peas that are used for freezing, in Europe.
One serving of freshly frozen peas has more vitamin C than two large apples.
Clarence Birdseye froze the first peas in the 1920′s
The story of The Princess and the Pea was written in the mid to late 1800′s by Hans Christian Andersen.
Pea leaves are considered a delicacy in China.
Peas are said to give relief to ulcer pains in the stomach because they help ‘use up’ stomach acids.
The pea is only green when eaten because it is picked when still immature. A ripe pea is more yellow in colour. Eating peas when they are green became fashionable in the 1600s and 1700s but was described by the French as “madness”.