Though dried peas belong to the same family of beans and legumes, they are classified in a separate group due to the preparation. The fully matured pea pods are dried to get dried peas. It is harder and starchier than that of fresh peas and can be readily used when fresh peas are not available. Dried peas are available in yellow, green, and red colors.
Dried peas are so nutritious that they are used to make salads, soups, stews, or pastas. They are often boiled, roasted and fried and eaten as snacks. Also, used in vegetable pulav, gravy, cutlet, samosa etc.
Calorific value: 100 grams offers ?81 Kcal of energy
Carbohydrates-14.45g, Sugars-5.67g, Dietary fiber-5.1g, Fat-0.4g, Protein-5.42g, Vitamins: Vitamin A equiv.- 38 ?g(5%), beta-carotene- 449 ?g(4%), Lutein zeaxanthin-2477?g, Thiamine (B1)-0.266 mg(23%), Riboflavin (B2)-0.132 mg(11%), Niacin (B3)-2.09 mg(14%), Vitamin B6-0.169 mg(13%), Folate (B9)-65 ?g(16%), Vitamin C-40 mg (48%), Vitamin E-0.13 mg(1%), Vitamin K- 24.8 ?g(24%), Minerals: Calcium-25 mg(3%), Iron-1.47 mg(11%), Magnesium-33 mg(9%), Manganese- 0.41 mg(20%), Phosphorus-108 mg(15%), Potassium-244 mg(5%), Sodium-5 mg(0%), Zinc-1.24 mg(13%).
High fiber and protein content in dry green peas help in bowel health and blood sugar regulation. Vitamin K present in it helps to prevent arthritis and nerve damage in the brain. Anti-inflammatory (Pain relieving) properties of dry green peas coupled with the action of antioxidants helps in prevention of wrinkles and osteoporosis (bone weakness).? The cancer preventive action of dry green peas is scientifically proved.