Peas are legumes, not vegetables. That's why they're protein-rich. Green and yellow split peas exist. Green peas, usually frozen, are sweeter than yellow. Indian dal uses yellow peas.
Compared to rice protein or hemp, pea protein has all the amino acids but less methionine, an antioxidant. The American Institute for Cancer Research advises against using pea protein as your major protein source.
Yellow peas provide pea protein isolate, concentrate, and textured pea protein powder (Cleveland Clinic). Pea protein isolate is high in protein and amino acids, helping you lose weight and build muscle.
Protein is higher than a cup of boiled peas. Despite its lower protein content, pea protein concentrate contains carbs and lipids. Vegan and vegetarian dishes contain textured pea protein.
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine called peas the new power food for their nutrients. Peas have 8.8 grams of fiber and protein per cup, improving intestinal health and filling you up.
Green peas have little saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. They are rich in vitamins A, C, B6, K, manganese, thiamin, folate, and magnesium. Low glycemic index indicates peas have minimal affect on blood sugar. Green peas include cancer-fighting isoflavones, lectins, and saponins.
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