Pea Nutrition Benefits Recipes

Food is Medicine: enjoy these simple recipes and discover how peas can support your health and wellness.

Pea nutrition, benefits, recipes.... let your imagination run wild with the potential of fresh produce! Peas are a part of the legume family and are considered to be a ‘starchy vegetable’ because they are high in complex carbohydrates. They are high in plant based protein, low in calories, low GI and also contain anti-inflammatory properties.

As part of a healthy and well balanced eating pattern, peas can support your health and wellness, by providing:

  • 62 calories / 100g
  • 83% water


  • Vitamin B6, C & K
  • Copper
  • Folate
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Niacin (B3)
  • Phosphorous
  • Potassium
  • Riboflavin (B2)
  • Thiamin (B1)
  • Zinc
  • Dietary fibre

Health Benefits May Include:

  • Prevent inflammation
  • Prevent heart disease
  • Prevent Type II diabetes
  • Prevent arthritis
  • Support blood sugar regulation
  • Protect against stomach cancer
  • Support healthy glowing skin
  • Support strong immunity
  • Prevent Alzheimer’s disease
  • Reduce ‘bad’ cholesterol

Nutrition Health Benefits & Recipes:

For a further detailed nutritional analysis of peas, search:

The Australian Food Composition Database.

To learn more about how peas can fit into a healthy and balanced eating pattern, search:

The Australian Dietary Guidelines or Nutrition Australia's Healthy Eating Pyramid.

Please Enjoy: