Peas are a spring and summer favorite around the entire world! In fact, they are surpassed only by soybeans, peanuts, and dry beans in global production. With twice the protein of most vegetables, they're an excellent addition to any nutritional regimen with a goal of reducing unhealthy fat intake. and keeping that waistline in check. A legume that's harvested while young, these sweet morsels are also full of nutrients and fiber... and they're low in calories. A cup of peas has less than 100 calories!