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So I recently discovered that plain old peas, the kind most Americans already eat on a regular basis, are a pretty good protein source. I find it very odd this one rarely comes up in conversation around here when helping newbies find good protein sources to eat instead of meat.<br><br><br><br>
Does anyone know the protein content of peas? I'm assuming they're not a complete protein. What other types of things would be good to complement them? Bread maybe?<br><br><br><br>
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From my bag of organic frozen peas: 6.2 gr of protein per 100gr. For their nutritional profile, check <a href="http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=55" target="_blank">the world's healthiest foods page</a>. Their <a href="http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrientprofile&dbid=123" target="_blank">full profile</a> gives a larger percentage of protein (8.58 gr), and an overall good percentage of essential amino acids. I generally like my peas with rice, but you could experiment.
 

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If you have farmer's markets in your area, nothing beats raw peas eaten straight out of the shell. <i>Nothing.</i>
 

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fromper ........ was it you in another thread that was annyod at peas not getting a god protein rap? i would also like to add raw mushrooms!
 

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Oh yummmmm.............I wuv me some peas, really.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hungry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hungry:"><br><br><br><br>
I like them in anything, especially my salads!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rockon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rockon:"><br><br><br><br>
We need a peaboe!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> A little dancing pea avatar, wouldn't that be cute?<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Medesha</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
If you have farmer's markets in your area, nothing beats raw peas eaten straight out of the shell. <i>Nothing.</i></div>
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Ditto, ditto, ditto!
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>karenlovessnow</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Ditto, ditto, ditto!</div>
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and if you're as undignified as me you can crunch crunch crunch on the shell to get the sweet flavour out, chew it until it's transparent and throw it away <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Fromper</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Does anyone know the protein content of peas?</div>
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<br><a href="http://www.nutritiondata.com/foods-peas000000000000000000000.html" target="_blank">http://www.nutritiondata.com/foods-p...000000000.html</a> that's the main page since there's so many types and preparations of peas (each type and preparation affecting the nutritional value).<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Fromper</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
What other types of things would be good to complement them?</div>
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Garlic mashed potatoes - heavy on the garlic. Yum. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Isabelle</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Legumes + grains = Complete protein. And half a cup of peas has 4.2g of protein.</div>
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actually many plants and legumes DO have all the essential animo acids<br><br><a href="http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c20ee.html" target="_blank">http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c20ee.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c20gM.html" target="_blank">http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c20gM.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c21Ue.html" target="_blank">http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c21Ue.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c20f8.html" target="_blank">http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c20f8.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c21U2.html" target="_blank">http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c21U2.html</a><br><br><br><br>
the whole thing about plant sources not being a complete protein is kinda a myth
 
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