The Yes Peas! campaign is the highly successful campaign run by the British Growers Association and funded by growers, freezers and machinery companies from the vining pea sector. Now in its tenth year, the campaign aims to promote the versatility, provenance and nutritional benefits of frozen peas and engages with consumers to inspire them to use peas as an ingredient, as well as an accompaniment, to meals. The campaign is supported by hundreds of recipes developed by campaign ambassador and TV chef, Rachel Green, available at www.peas.org.
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Launched by the Yes Peas! campaign and UK pea growers, freezers and machinery companies, Great British Pea Week takes place on the second week in July (9th - 15th July 2018) and aims to increase awareness and understanding of the provenance and heritage of peas, giving British consumers a reason to celebrate peas during harvesting time (July – August).
Peas are a great source of vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, thiamine (B1), iron and phosphorus.
They are rich in protein, carbohydrate and fibre and low in fat.
Half a cup of frozen peas has only 5% of the daily value for sodium and foods low in sodium are good for your heart.
An 85 gram serving of peas, cooked, provides 50 calories, 4 grams of protein, 8 grams of carbohydrate (of which 3.5 grams are sugars), 3.8 grams of fibre, 17mg of vitamin C (28% of the recommended daily allowance) and 0.2mg Thiamine (B1) (15% of the recommended daily allowance).
A 100 calories serving of peas contains more protein than a whole egg or tablespoon of peanut butter.
The UK is proudly the largest producer and consumer of frozen peas in Europe
From July, approximately 700 pea growers will harvest 2 billion portions of peas to feed Britain for the year
Britain is 90% self-sufficient in pea production with 35,000 hectares of peas grown in the UK each year, equivalent to about 70,000 football pitches