What do you call a pea when it rolls away?
The Pea is the small, spherical seed of the Pea plant. Pea plants can grow either on bushes or on vines, depending on the varietal of Pea. Prior to the 16th century, most peas were consumed dry. Raw Peas became a popular food staple in early modern Europe. Cultivated more than 7,000 years ago, more than a thousand varieties of Peas are in existence today.
Did you know?
- The majority of Pea varieties have an inedible pod that needs to be detached before consumption.
- In China, Pea leaves are considered a delicacy.
- Do you want to look fancy while you have your dinner? The proper etiquette for eating Peas is to press them on the back of your fork!
- Thomas Jefferson regarded the English Pea as one of his favorite foods.
We can source Peas in the following formats: