July 8, 2018
Spirulina Pumpkin Seed Dressing
Combine all ingredients into a salad bowl, mix well and enjoy.
Celebrating this delicious local food at the peak of its season! Sweet green peas! This is a simple summer salad that you can put together in minutes. Great as a light afternoon snack or served as a side dish with dinner.
Green peas provide a solid 8g plant protein per cup, they are a low-glycemic vegetable, meaning it won’t spike your blood sugar levels and provide a unique assortment of health-protective phytonutrients with key antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
“Green peas stand out as an environmentally friendly food. Agricultural research has shown that pea crops can provide the soil with important benefits. First, peas belong to a category of crops called “nitrogen fixing” crops. With the help of bacteria in the soil, peas and other pulse crops are able to take nitrogen gas from the air and convert it into more complex and usable forms. This process increases nitrogen available in the soil without the need for added fertilizer. Peas also have a relatively shallow root system which can help prevent erosion of the soil, and once the peas have been picked, the plant remainders tend to break down relatively easily for soil replenishment. Finally, rotation of peas with other crops has been shown to lower the risk of pest problems. These environmentally friendly aspects of pea production add to their desirability as a regular part of our diet.”