Pea Shoots **
Pea shoots are the small beginnings of pea vines where the lacy tendrils start to unfurl. They are sweet and tender and like the nicest sugar snap peas, munched raw right out of the tray. Ours thrive on hydroponic jute medium.
Nutrients: Vitamins A and C, folic acid, antioxidants, enzymes and fiber.
Texture: Crunchy, succulent.
Pea shoots are very nutritious and low in calories. A good source of beta carotene, vitamin C, folate and fiber.
Pea shoots are great in smoothies added to your salad, sandwich or soup. Fresh pea sprouts are rich in vitamins and minerals. They are low in calories and high in protein.
High in vitamin C they can reduce the risk of infections and pneumonia when suffering from the common cold, higher concentrations of Vitamin C in the blood can even help lower the risk of stroke. Research shows that Vitamin C can reduce the risk of developing cancer and cardiovascular disease, which is possibly linked to the anti-inflammatory properties of the vitamin.
Health professionals recommend that Vitamin C be taken naturally from ingredients that are only lightly cooked, making pea Microgreens a perfect daily source.
Other benefits of Vitamin C include:
Reduction in macular degeneration that leads to eye disorders
Speedier wound healing
Reduction of asthma symptoms caused by air pollution
Better processing of glucose and insulin
Promotes neurotransmitter production which could help regulate mood.
Iron in Pea Microgreens can prevent deficiency and anemia
Pea Sprouts are high in protein.
They are rich in phytoestrogens. These plant derived compounds are often promoted for their ability to lower the risk of breast cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. For informational purposes only. Not intended to treat, diagnosis or cure any disease. Ask your doctor if getting healthy is right for you.