Paley Pea Pod ™
The modern pea pod probably originated in Central Asia and Europe, consumed for thousands of years. The Chinese ate this legume as a seed and pod around 2000 BC. It was mentioned in the Bible and ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. They became popularized by Louis XIV, the French king in the 17th century. The snow pod originated in Holland at the same time. The American colonists introduced the pea. Gregor Mendel introduced the pea as a famous part of his genetic study in the 19th century. Peas, a popular member of the legume family, is the seeds we call beans, encased in a pod. The peas contain the vitamins K1, folic acid, vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6, C, 7 minerals, dietary fiber, and protein.