Green Peas are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. They're also a good source of Protein, Vitamin A, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Phosphorus and Copper, and a great source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Thiamin and Manganese.
The pea is believed to date back 5,000 years. First grown primarily for the dry seeds, fresh peas were considered a rare delicacy until the 18th Century.
Peas originated in the Middle East, and owe their present name to the Latin, "pisum."