If you have traditionally thought about green peas as a starchy vegetable that cannot provide you with very much in the way of phytonutrients or body systems support, its time that you change your thinking. Green peas are loaded with antioxidants and antiinflammatory nutrients, and these healthsupportive nutrients are provided in a wide range of nutrient categories. For example, in the flavonoid category, green peas provide us with the antioxidants catechin and epicatechin. In the carotenoid category, they offer alphacarotene and betacarotene. Their phenolic acids include ferulic and caffeic acid. Their polyphenols include coumestrol. Pisumsaponins I and II and pisomosides A and B are antiinflammatory phytonutrients found almost exclusively in peas. Antioxidant vitamins provided by green peas include vitamin C and vitamin E, and a good amount of the antioxidant mineral zinc is also found in this amazing food.