Peas, green (includes baby and lesuer types), canned, drained solids, unprepared

Fun Facts

  1. Dried peas are used to make mushy peas, which are infamous as a side dish alongside fish and chips.
  2. There are many types of tinned peas including processed, marrowfats and mushy.
  3. Peas can be eaten straight out of the pod.
  4. One serving of peas contains as much as Vitamin C as two large apples, more fibre than a slice of wholemeal bread, and more thiamine than a pint of whole meal.
  5. It is estimated that over 9000 peas are eaten per person, per year in Britain.
  6. 7175 peas were once eaten in a minute with chopsticks by Janet Harris of Sussex. This was a world record!
  7. The proper etiquette for eating peas is to squash them on the back of your fork.
  8. The first frozen peas were frozen in the 1920’s by Clarence Birdseye.
  9. In 1969, the first television commercial broadcast in colour was for Birds Eye frozen peas.
  10. The UK is the largest producer of peas for freezing.

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