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Pea (Motor)


Indian name: Motor/matar
Scientific name: Pisum sativum
Part used: fruit

Systematic position:
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Vicieae
Genus: Pisum
Species: P. sativum

Medicinal properties/ Food values : It is a source of Vitamin K, B including B1, B2, B3, B6 & folic acid, which are essential for the proper metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. Green peas provide nutrients, which are important for maintaining bone structure. It prevents the formation of free radicals thus protects the energy-yielding cells and systems in the body.



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