Pea - Pisum sativum

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Peas are green in colour as they are harvested when not fully mature. If peas are left to ripen they turn yellow. Eating fresh green peas became fashionable in the 1600s.

Until 16th century people mainly ate dried peas. Dried split peas are made from both green and yellow peas. Green split peas are sweeter and less starchy than the milder yellow split peas.