For such a small vegetable, peas really do punch above their weight. Full of Vitamin C and folate, and a good source of niacin, iron and potassium, they’re one of life’s little super heroes. Vitamin C helps wounds heal and is important for the growth and development of tissues as well as playing an important role in the immune system. Folate works together with Vitamin B12 to help make red blood cells and makes sure our nervous system is working as it should be. Niacin otherwise known as Vitamin B3 is needed to release energy from food it’s also important in keeping the skin and immune system healthy. Iron is essential for helping to transport oxygen around the body and keeping energy levels up. Potassium is needed to maintain a good balance in body fluids and make sure all the nerves and muscles are staying strong and healthy.
When to give to your baby
These wonderful small vegetables are great as a baby’s first greens. We recommend to start weaning at around 6 months, however every baby is different so follow your instinct or consult your health visitor if you are not sure.