Peas are a perfect way to add 1 of your 5 a day to a meal or salad as they only take 2 minutes to cook from frozen, are sweet and delicious.
They add a ‘pop’ to my salad and with 35,000 hectares grown in the UK per year that’s 160,000 tonnes of frozen peas, the UK is 90% self sufficient in peas and with a low carbon footprint they are cheerfully cheap too.
They are also a great way to pack in some protein and with vitamins A, B, C and E can reduce inflammation and the symptoms of chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and arthritis.
Please see also, The Princess & the Pea, a fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen.
RIP Grandad and happy Eid Mubarak.