- — Kosher, Raw, Sproutable, Vegan
- — High Germination Rate
- — High in Vitamins C, A, and B-6
- — Fat, Cholesterol, and Gluten Free
Green peas have been cultivated for thousands of years. In Europe, this leguminous vegetable became popular in the 16th century, and now it is grown all over the world. Green peas are unique even among such exceptionally rich nutrient content plants as legumes. They are a rich source of phytonutrients, minerals, and vitamins, especially those of the group B. Therefore, it`s not surprising that many public health organizations recommend them as a key food for improving health.
Green Peas Health Benefits
- Cardiovascular system protection
Potent health benefits of green peas are accounted for by certain phytonutrients with high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities, some of which can be found only in this plant. It is believed that many diseases, including those of the heart and blood vessels, start due to chronic oxidative stress and inflammation. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients together with group B vitamins prevent the formation of plaques on the blood vessel walls. Additionally, green peas are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids in the form of Alfa-linoleic acid and Omega-6 fatty acids in the form of linoleic acid (30 mg and 130 mg per cup respectively). All these factors make this vegetable a powerful weapon in the struggle against cardiovascular diseases.
- Lower the risk of type 2 diabetes
Scientists explain the link between green pea consumption and blood sugar regulation by their low glycemic index and high content of soluble and insoluble fiber. The fiber regulates the pace at which the food is digested and the breakdown of starches into sugar. This promotes stabilization of blood sugar levels and lowers the risk of diabetes.
- Cancer prevention
One of the phytonutrients – coumestrol – is believed to have anti-cancer properties. According to studies, the daily 2 mg intake of it with green peas lowers the risk of stomach cancer. 100 g of green peas contain about 7 mg of this substance.
- Healthy digestive system and weight management
This comes from the high content of fiber, which improves peristalsis and cleanses the intestine. Moreover, green peas are low in calories (81 calories per 100 g).
How to Sprout Peas at Home
- Yields approximately 3 Cups (1/2 lb.) of Sprouts. Prep 3 Tablespoons of peas, then transfer into a bowl or into your Sprouter. Add 2-3 times as much cool (60°-70°) water. Mix peas up to assure even water contact for all.
- Allow peas to soak for 6-12 hours. Empty the peas into your Sprouter (if necessary). Drain off the soak water. Rinse thoroughly with cool (60°-70°) water. Drain thoroughly! Set your Sprouter anywhere out of direct sunlight and at room temperature (70° is optimal) between Rinses. Ensure sufficient air-circulation is provided.
- Always be sure to Drain very thoroughly. The most common cause of inferior sprouts is inadequate drainage. Rinse and Drain again every 8-12 hours for 3 days.
Enjoy your home-made sprouts!