Pea Tendrils (similar to pea shoots) have an exceptionally delicate appearance. Eating a few of these will release a gentle burst of fresh pea flavor that has the refreshing essence of spring. Our pea tendrils are available year round, allowing you to enjoy spring flavors any time.
Pea Tendrils are the leaves and tendrils of the baby pea plant. They can be chopped and added to any food, salad, sandwich, omelet, entree or smoothie.
- 38 Minerals
- Vitamins A, B, C, E and K
- Folic acid, thiamine, riboflavin, calcium, iron, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, and chlorophyll
- All essential Amino Acids
- Protein: 26%
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.
Antioxidants help the body fight radical damage, commonly associated with high cancer risk. Carotenes help inhibit antioxidant activity and are commonly associated with increased cancer prevention.
High in Antioxidants
One cup of pea shoots provides about 35% of the daily value of Vitamin C and 15% of the daily value of Vitamin A. They are also an excellent source of Vitamin K, providing 66% of the daily value from a one cup serving.
Pea shoots are dense with the antioxidants and phytonutrients needed to support the body's complex inflammation system.
While many studies point to the many benefits green peas can have for people suffering from diabetes, there is less research to conclude that pea shoots provide as much protection. However, pea shoots contain many of the nutrients that can help keep blood sugar levels low as well as great antioxidant support, which is considered essential in supporting people with type two diabetes and lowering the risk of developing diabetes.
Though large-scale research on the relationship between pea shoots and cardiovascular health remains unavailable, the support with which these leaf greens provide the inflammation system and immune system of the body, as well as the high levels of antioxidants and phytonutrients they offer, indicate that pea shoots may lend a wide range of cardiovascular benefits. Inflammation and antioxidants alone help protect against heart disease.
Pea shoots have an outstanding nutrient to calorie ration and offer a good amount of dietary fiber, which helps control body weight and regulate the metabolism. Though they may not directly induce weight loss, they remain a great addition to an effective weight loss program.
Peas are a powerhouse of nutrition and strong anti-oxidants. Peas have such high-quality protein that they are now added to many meals and commercial protein products. In taste, pea tendril microgreens are slightly sweet, with a mild bitter aftertaste, and they have a nutty undertone. The leaves have a texture similar to spinach, although not as delicate. Pea tendrils add freshness and a little crunch to dishes with rich and earthy flavors. Peas microgreens are low fat but high everything else. They contain protein, fiber, omega-3 and micronutrients. Rich in folate, carbohydrates, vitamin A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B6.