Peas, sweet and tender legumes cherished for their delicate flavor and nutritional value, are cultivated globally as both a vegetable and a cover crop. Belonging to the Fabaceae family, pea plants are cool-season annuals characterized by their climbing vines with tendrils, compound leaves, and delicate white flowers that give way to pods containing the edible peas. These plants thrive in cool, moist climates with well-drained soil and ample sunlight, though some varieties can tolerate partial shade. Peas are typically harvested when the pods are young and tender, providing a crisp texture and sweet flavor that is perfect for fresh consumption, cooking, or freezing. With their versatility in the kitchen and ability to enrich soil fertility through nitrogen fixation, peas and their plants are valued components of sustainable agriculture and culinary traditions worldwide.

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