The small, green seeds within a pea pod. They have a fresh and earthy flavor.
Most likely the Mediterranean region, the Middle East, or Asia.
European colonists introduced the pea to the Americas by the 17th century.
Peas contain 23% protein.
“The Mysterious History of Sweet Peas” by Anne Lovejoy (2017)
New Oxford Book of Food Plants by John Vaughan et al. (2009)
The Oxford Companion to Food. 3rd ed., by Alan Davidson and edited by Tom Jaine (2014)