Pea Shoots are a nutritious leaf with high levels of vitamin C and vitamin A. A 50g bag of these tasty greens offers more than half of the RDA for vitamin C, a quarter of the RDA for vitamin A and significant amounts of folic acid. It has seven more times vitamin C than blueberries. Eight times more folic acid than bean sprouts. Four times more vitamin A than tomatoes. Its high in Vitamins A, B, C and E.
Calcium, Chlorophyll, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium and Amino Acids. It has 20-25% protein.
Pea shoots are a great source of three chemo protective agents: folate, antioxidants and carotene. Folate helps produce and maintain cells and protects against DNA damage. Pea shoots are dense with the antioxidants and phytonutrients needed to support the body’s complex inflammation system.
Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: February 18, 2016