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Fresh fruits and vegetables abound during the spring, so make room for these nutritional powerhouses. By: Katherine Brooking, M.S., R.D.

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Spring Vegetables and Fruits: Peas
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Peas

Fresh peas including sugar snap peas, snow peas, and green peas can usually be found year-round but are at their peak from April through July. Like most legumes, peas are low in fat and high in fiber and are a good source of plant protein. Their nutritional profile differs depending on variety, with green peas providing more B vitamins and zinc, while snow and snap peas offer more vitamin C. Peas are perfect as crudités with dips, tossed in salads, and served as a side dish.

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