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10 June, 2024

Mark your calendars, as Great British Pea Week is back for 2024! We launched Great British Pea Week back in 2015 to celebrate the industry-wide effort made in the pea vining sector during the busy harvesting period, whilst inspiring usage of frozen peas in everyday meals.

Taking place from the 1st-7th of July 2024, Great British Pea Week serves as our annual celebration of the humble yet extraordinary frozen pea. This versatile little veggie packs a punch with its nutritional value and delicious taste.

You might be wondering, why dedicate an entire week to peas? Well, here’s a quick rundown of why these little green wonders of joy are so special, and why we should all be eating more peas!

  1. They’re a nutritional powerhouse

Peas are low in calories but high in protein, fiber and essential vitamins. They’re a fantastic addition to any diet, offering a tasty way to boost your health – did you know that just one serving of freshly frozen peas contains as much Vitamin C as two large apples?

  1. They’re incredibly versatile

Peas are an incredibly versatile vegetable – whether you’re popping them into  a tasty soup or casserole, spreading on toast or throwing them into a pasta, the choices are endless! The green wonders can elevate any meal, and we’re firm believers that peas should be the star of any meal, not just a side dish.

  1. They’re one of the most environmentally friendly crops to grow

Whilst small in size, peas have a great impact on our environment, playing a crucial role in maintaining soil health and biodiversity. The sowing and harvesting process is completely zero-waste, as the discarded pea pod and vine waste is recycled back to enrich the soil. So by eating frozen peas, you can support eco-friendly farming practices that help our planet.

  1. They’re support British farmers

By eating more peas, you’ll be supporting British farmers across the country. There are approximately 700 British pea farmers in the UK, making a livelihood from growing peas to feed the nation. In fact, when it comes to peas, we’re 90% self-sufficient as a nation!

In the six-week British harvesting season, our farmers work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week using viners to harvest, shell and transport the peas from field to frozen in less than 150 minutes – we think that’s pretty pea-nomenal!

  1. They’re a frozen staple

Frozen peas are a staple in freezers across the UK – no matter the season, freshly frozen peas are available throughout the year. With a long shelf life, this leads to significantly less food wastage, making them a practical option for keeping your freezer stocked up.

So, how can you get involved in Great British Pea Week?

Get cooking! One of the many reasons we love our British frozen peas so much is because they can be added into so many delicious dishes. Over the years, we’ve been creating yummy new recipes for our fellow pea lovers out there to try at home – whether it’s a starter, main, lunch, side dish or just a snack!

Why not give some of our recipes try – you can find the full collection by visiting the link here! Be sure to tag us on our social channels too or use the #GreatBritishPeaWeek or #GBPW and you may just get a shout out from us!

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled on our social channels this Great British Pea Week, as we’ll be sharing the latest news from the fields and factories, alongside pea-licious content!

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