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Peas are a protein-packed vegetable that can be eaten raw or cooked. Fresh peas come in shells, so frozen peas with the shells removed are a great option if you are short on time. Peas are in season for Illinois from April to November.

peas, seasonal vegetable, Illinois
Peas Nutrition
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.

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