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Carbs in Peas

Carb Information for Peas


Updated May 16, 2014

Shelled snap peas
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Peas are fairly starchy as vegetables go, so people on low-carb diets don't usually eat a lot of them. Still, peas are not nearly as starchy as potatoes or corn and are a rich source of nutrients, so fitting them in from time to time is a good thing if it works for your particular diet.

Carbohydrate and Fiber in Peas

Glycemic Index for Peas

Three studies of fresh and frozen peas had an average glycemic index of 48.

More Information about the Glycemic Index

Glycemic Load of Peas

  • ½ cup raw peas: 4
  • ½ cup cooked peas: 5

  • ½ cup frozen uncooked peas: 4

More Information About the Glycemic Load

Health Benefits of Peas

Peas are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese, and most of the B vitamins. They are a very good source of vitamin A, magnesium, iron, potassium, zinc, copper and lutein.

More Information About Peas at Calorie Count.

More Carb Profiles:

Leroux, MarcusFoster-Powell, Kaye, Holt, Susanna and Brand-Miller, Janette. "International table of glycemic index and glycemic load values: 2002." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vol. 76, No. 1, 5-56, (2002).

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 20.

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