In 2005, a poll of 2,000 people revealed the pea to be Britain’s 7th favourite culinary vegetable. If you’ve never tried mushy peas you’ve been missing out on a classic dish that’s been part of the British diet for over 500 years. High in protein and fibre, yet low in fat, mushy peas are probably one of the most under-rated healthy eating foods available.
In the United Kingdom, dried, rehydrated and mashed peas, known by the public as mushy peas, are popular, originally in the north of England but now ubiquitously, and especially as an accompaniment to fish and chips or meat pies, particular in fish and chip shops. Demand for mushy peas from the fish-and-chip shop trade remains strong as the delights of this northern delicacy filter south. Delicious and healthy on their own as a snack too!
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