Pea Shoots vs. Peas

Nutrition comparison of Pea Shoots and Peas


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of pea shoots versus peas (100g each) below using 2019 USDA and NIH data[1].

You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Pea shoot has less calories than pea - pea has 81kcal of calories per 100 grams and pea shoot has 35kcal of calories.

dietary fiber

Both peas and pea shoots are high in dietary fiber - pea has 5.7g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and pea shoot has 2.4g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Peas and pea shoots contain similar amounts of sugar - pea has 5.7g of sugar per 100 grams and pea shoot has 3.5g of sugar.

Protein

protein

Pea has more protein than pea shoot - pea has 5.4g of protein per 100 grams and pea shoot has 2.4g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both peas and pea shoots are low in saturated fat - pea has 0.07g of saturated fat per 100 grams and pea shoot does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Both peas and pea shoots are high in Vitamin C - pea has 40mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and pea shoot has 36mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Pea has more Vitamin A than pea shoot - pea has 38ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and pea shoot has 12ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Peas and pea shoots contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - pea has 0.13mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and pea shoot does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Pea has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and pantothenic acid. Both pea shoots and peas contain significant amounts of vitamin b6 and folate.

Pea Shoots Peas
Thiamin 0.1 MG 0.266 MG
Riboflavin 0.05 MG 0.132 MG
Niacin 1 MG 2.09 MG
Pantothenic acid ~ 0.104 MG
Vitamin B6 0.1 MG 0.169 MG
Folate 62 UG 65 UG

Minerals

calcium

Peas and pea shoots contain similar amounts of calcium - pea has 25mg of calcium per 100 grams and pea shoot has 24mg of calcium.

iron

Peas and pea shoots contain similar amounts of iron - pea has 1.5mg of iron per 100 grams and pea shoot has 1.3mg of iron.

potassium

Pea is a great source of potassium and it has more potassium than pea shoot - pea has 244mg of potassium per 100 grams and pea shoot has 160mg of potassium.


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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Pea Shoots (Organic Pea Shoots) and Peas (Peas, green, raw) .

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