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Test Your Knowledge About the Pea Plant

Pea is quite a decorative delicacy that is equally nutritious too. Take this quiz to to test your knowledge about the pea plant!
Sohini Mallick Nov 11, 2020
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Pea is a leguminous plant having a dicot seed with a long green pod enclosing more than one seed in it. Commonly known as garden pea, it produces fresh and edible seeds.
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The Czech scientist Gregor Johann Mendel studied garden peas by carefully breeding them and concluded that all genes are always paired. By doing so, he not only discovered the basic principles of heredity, but also laid a mathematical basis for the science of genetics.
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By breeding two distinct true breeding offspring of the pea plant, Mendel studied its seven distinct traits, including flower color and position, seed shape and color, pod shape and color, and stem length.
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Garden Pea is an annually growing plant that grows well during the winter season. The soil must be dry and moisture-drained to prevent seed rotting.
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The Swim Bladder's Disease is common in goldfish and other varieties of aquariun fish. As the name suggests, it is related to their swim bladder, an organ that maintains their buoyancy. Common belief is that crushed peas often do the trick in treating the disease.
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Green peas possess a very high quantity of Vitamin K that indirectly helps activate a bone protein called osteocalcin. This protein anchors the calcium molecules in our bones, thus helping us fight Osteoporosis.
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Split peas are dried, peeled, and split garden pea seeds used as a culinary delicacy across the world. They are high in Vitamin B and manganese, and have a lot of fiber to help you in body-cleansing.
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Lentils have greater protein content than split peas. Normally lentils have higher protein content of about 19 grams than split lentils having 17 grams of protein. Peas generally have lower fiber content than lentils.
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Garden peas show magical effects against High Blood Pressure and Chronic Kidney Disease(CKD). They are high in fiber and very low in fat content. Plus, they are absolutely cholesterol free .
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Garden pea proteins are rich in purines, which further break down into crystallized uric acid. This may cause gout, resulting in inflammation and pain in muscles and joints.
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Garden pea plants grow well in low temperatures (28 F / -2 C) . It is also known as the "Germination temperature" of the garden pea seed.
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Garden peas show healthy growth in moderate soil pH ranging  between 6 and 7.5.  This soil will have high phosphorous content that results in the development of the garden pea plant.
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