Did You Know? 3/4 cup of peas has more protein than a tablespoon of peanut butter. They can be eaten raw or cooked as a side dish and in recipes. Peas are in season for Illinois from April to November.
Peas contain protein, dietary fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin A. They are also fat and sodium (salt) free, making peas a heart healthy choice!
Choosing and Storing Peas
Choose bright green peapods or shelled peas that are firm and not wilted or shriveled. You can store them in the refrigerator for around 4 days.