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5 of 6 | PEAS
Sweet peas, sugar snaps and snow peas will
be gone by early summer—a good reason to
load up on them right now. They work well
raw in salads, heated as a side dish or mixed
into an entrée. Buy extra and freeze for later. The benefits Peas are among the best
vegetable sources of fiber and protein, so
adding them to any dish gives it an instant
nutrient upgrade. They’re also
high in lutein, an antioxidant that may help
prevent macular degeneration, an age-related
eye disorder. Serving suggestion Blanch peas in boiling
water, then mash them and season with
cumin, garlic and turmeric; serve as a dip.