‘Green Peas are the second highest source of
foods high in Lutein and Zeaxanthin after dark leafy greens.’
Lutein and Zeaxanthin are carotenoids associated with eye health, found in high levels in many vegetables and fruits.
Lutein have anti-inflammatory properties, a large body of evidence shows that lutein has several beneficial effects, especially on eye health. In particular, lutein is known to improve or even prevent age-related macular disease which is the leading cause of blindness and vision impairment. Furthermore, many studies have reported that lutein may also have positive effects in different clinical conditions, thus ameliorating cognitive function, decreasing the risk of cancer, and improving measures of cardiovascular health.
Zeaxanthin plays a role in protecting the eyes from the harmful effects of oxidation and light-induced damage.
The nutrition value of Lutein and Zeaxanthin in 100gm of fresh green peas equals to 2593μg
(Source of Information: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov & myfooddata.com)
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