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3 Health Benefits of Green Peas You Probably Didn’t Know + 3 Healthy Recipes

Green peas

Green peas are a versatile and highly nutritious vegetable. Know more about what makes this popular legume so special, plus recipes you can serve to the family for more #pinaSARAP moments!

  1. It aids in digestion and enhanced bowel regularity.
    The high fiber content in peas helps maintain good digestive health. Fiber feeds the good bacteria in your intestines, keeping them healthy which prevents unhealthy bacteria from overpopulating. It also adds bulk to your stool, which helps food and waste pass smoother and more quickly through the digestive system.
  2. It can help boost eyesight.
    Peas are rich in the carotenoid pigment lutein and it is known to decrease the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration or loss of vision in old age.
  3. It is high in protein and can also help in calorie control.
    Green peas are a favorite among vegetarian and vegan diets because they are one of the best plant-based sources of protein, which is why they are so filling. Protein, together with fiber, keeps your appetite under control, therefore reducing the number of calories you consume in a day

Now that you know the health benefits green peas can bring to your family, why not try these easy and yummy recipes?

One-Pot Pinoy Style Picadillo

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1 cup pork broth
  • 2 potatoes, cubed
  • 2 carrots, cubed
  • 1 can Mega Prime Green Peas (155g), drained
  • Fish sauce
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. In a big pot over medium-high, heat olive oil. Saute onion and garlic until fragrant then fry ground pork until it turns light brown.
  2. Add pork broth, potatoes, carrots and Mega Prime Green Peas. Stir, cook and cover for 10 minutes.
  3. Season with fish sauce and crushed black pepper, according to preference. Serve and enjoy!

Two-Step Open-Faced Peas and Tomatoes Sandwich

Ingredients:

  • 1 can Mega Prime Green Peas (155g), drained
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ cup Parmesan (or any available cheese), grated
  • ¼ cup unsalted cashew nuts (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus extra for seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus extra for seasoning
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 2 slices of white bread
  • 4 cherry tomatoes (or small tomatoes), sliced
  • 2 cups white cheddar, shredded

Directions:

  1. In a food processor, pulse together Mega Prime Green Peas, garlic, cheese, cashew nuts, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Then with the food processor running, slowly add olive oil until homogeneous. Season with salt and pepper, if needed. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to broil. Cut the white bread into ½ pieces, spread the pea pesto, add sliced tomatoes and top with shredded cheddar. Place sandwiches on an oven-safe baking tray and put in the oven under broil for about 3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve and enjoy!

No-Fuss Pea Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon parsley, chopped
  • 5 cans Mega Prime Green Peas (155g), drained
  • ½ cup water
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. In a deep pot over medium heat, heat butter and olive oil until butter is melted. Add onion and celery and stir occasionally for about 5 minutes until softened. Add garlic and parsley and stir until fragrant.
  2. Add in Mega Prime Green Peas, water and chicken broth. Bring to a simmer over high heat and cook until very tender.
  3. In a blender or food processor, puree soup in batches until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve in a soup bowl and enjoy!

Looking for more yummy canned peas recipes from Mega Prime? Go ahead and check out our Green Peas Omelette recipe or our Veggie Fried Rice recipe. Get more #pinaSARAP moments with all Mega Prime products available on Shopee and Lazada!

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