The divine taste of fresh green peas will elevate your salads and dishes! The organically grown and nurtured to the finest, Qurban Agro’s green peas are fresh and healthy!
In this era, we are all aware of the harsh truth that finding really fresh and healthy food is no less than a challenge. Sometimes, people have to opt for unfresh, frozen, or canned packed processed food, especially for basic foods like green peas.
This is the reason, consumers often face the dilemma of sacrificing quality for convenience and buying local and unfresh food. Now the issue that arises here is finding organic and farm-fresh peas.
Worry not! The solution is here. Qurban Agro Organic Farm brings you farm fresh vegetables including green peas.
Let’s read further to know how we carefully cultivate our green peas to ensure they reach your table in their purest form, retaining their nutritional value and exquisite taste
What are Green Peas?
Green peas, scientifically known as Pisum sativum, are a popular legume or spherical seeds that come from the pod. This vegetable plant belongs to the family Fabaceae. They are widely cultivated for their edible seeds, which are enclosed in pods. Green peas are versatile and nutritious vegetables that can be enjoyed in a variety of forms either fresh or cooked.
Green Peas in Pakistan
In the traditional Pakistani language, green peas are known as matar. This vegetable is usually harvested in winter in Pakistan.
Peas are a cool-season crop, and they do not thrive in extremely hot temperatures. Pakistan is known for cultivating nearly 144422 tonnes of green peas annually.
There are several varieties of green peas, including garden peas, snow peas, and snap peas. Each variety has distinct characteristics and culinary uses. In Pakistan the major green peas used are garden peas.
Nutritional Facts and Health Benefits of Green Peas
Green peas are not only delicious but also packed with nutrients, offering a range of health benefits:
Rich in Vitamins and Minerals
- Vitamin K: Essential for blood clotting and bone health.
- Vitamin C: Boosts the immune system, promotes skin health, and acts as an antioxidant.
- Vitamin A: Supports vision, skin health, and immune function.
- B Vitamins (folate, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, etc.): Important for energy production, metabolism, and overall cellular function.
High in Fiber
Green peas are a good source of dietary fiber, which supports digestive health by promoting regularity and preventing constipation.
They contain various antioxidants like flavonoids, carotenoids, and phenolic compounds that help combat oxidative stress in the body, reducing the risk of chronic diseases.
Good for Heart Health
The fiber, antioxidants, and phytonutrients in peas contribute to cardiovascular health by helping to lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Helps in Weight Management
Being low in calories and high in fiber and protein, green peas can help with weight management by promoting satiety and reducing overall calorie intake.
Blood Sugar Regulation
The fiber and protein content in peas may help regulate blood sugar levels, making them a beneficial food for individuals with diabetes or those aiming for stable blood sugar levels.
Vitamin K and other nutrients in green peas play a role in maintaining bone health and reducing the risk of osteoporosis.
Supports Eye Health
The presence of vitamin A and antioxidants like lutein and zeaxanthin in green peas contributes to maintaining good vision and eye health.
Plant-Based Protein Source
Peas contain a notable amount of protein, making them a valuable addition to vegetarian or vegan diets and contributing to muscle repair and overall body function.
The Cultivation of Nature’s Fresh Green Peas at Qurban Agro
The cultivation of farm-fresh green peas at our farms includes careful considerations to ensure the production of high-quality peas.
At Qurban Agro, we understand the importance of providing you with the finest quality products. Our commitment to organic farming practices sets us apart.
Let’s help you know how we harvest farm fresh green peas at our farms:
- Step 1 – Seed Selection
We start with the foundation selecting the best organic pea seeds. These seeds are carefully chosen for their genetic purity and ability to thrive in our organic farm environment.
- Step 2- Soil Preparation
Green peas thrive in well-draining soil with good fertility. For this, we recommend our farmers to prepare the soil by tilling to improve its texture and nutrient content. Sometimes, we also add organic matter to the soil to improve its fertility.
- Step 3- Planting the Seeds
Now comes the time to plant the seed. Green peas are usually planted in early spring in cooler climates. The seeds are sown directly into the prepared soil. The depth and spacing of planting depend on the locality, soil condition, and the peas growing stability.
- Step 4- Watering and Irrigation
Adequate and consistent watering is crucial for pea plants. They require regular moisture, especially during flowering and pod development stages. This is why we take care to provide adequate quality of water to the growing plant. Similarly, we also make sure to practice organic irrigation methods to ensure proper hydration, light and pest control for our plants.
- Step 5- Support and Trellising
Now this is the time when the plants begin to sprout from the seeds. As everyone knows pea plants are often climbers or twining types. For this, our farmers provide support such as trellises, stakes, or netting to help the vines grow upward, preventing them from sprawling on the ground and making harvesting easier.
- Step 6 – Pest and Disease Management
Pea plants are susceptible to various pests (such as aphids, pea weevils, and caterpillars) and diseases (such as powdery mildew and root rot). To save the plant from pests and other diseases we integrate pest management techniques. These techniques involve natural predators, crop rotation, and organic pesticides.
- Step 7- Fertilization
Organic fertilizers or compost are applied during planting or throughout the growing season to provide essential nutrients for healthy plant growth.
- Step 8 – Harvesting
When the pods are well-filled but still tender, it is time to harvest the crop. Our farmers know that timing is crucial at this stage because if peas are left too long on the vine become starchy and lose sweetness. We deploy farmers to handpick the vegetables to ensure that only ripe peas are harvested.
- Step 9 – Post-Harvest Handling
After harvesting, green peas need to be handled carefully to maintain freshness. We pack our products in eco-friendly packaging to retain the freshness of the produce. Later our produces are dispatched to suppliers and markets for selling.
- Step 10 – Our Peas on Your Table
Enjoy the crisp sweetness and nutritional benefits of our nature’s finest green peas as they make their way from our farm to your table, bringing you the taste of freshness and the essence of quality that defines Qurban Agro.
In conclusion, Qurban Agro’s commitment to organic farming practices ensures the cultivation of premium-quality green peas packed with nutrition and exquisite taste. From meticulous seed selection to careful harvesting, every step is taken to deliver nature’s finest peas to your table.
Experience the crisp sweetness and health benefits of our farm-fresh green peas. Visit our farms now to witness our quality production and to savor the taste of freshness in your meals.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I incorporate green peas into my meals?
Green peas are versatile! They can be added to salads, soups, stir-fries, and rice dishes, or served as a standalone side. There are a variety of dishes that are prepared with green peas to savor their benefits.
What makes our green peas different from others in the market?
Our commitment to organic farming, attention to detail in cultivation, and focus on delivering premium-quality, nutritious green peas set us apart.
What is the best way to store your green peas?
For optimal freshness, store our green peas in a cool, dry place or refrigerate them. Proper storage ensures they retain their taste and nutrients.