Green Peas are the small, spherical seeds that come from pods produced by the Pisum sativum plant.
They have been part of the human diet for hundreds of years and are consumed all over the world.
Strictly speaking, peas are not vegetables. They are part of the legume family, which consists of plants that produce pods with seeds inside. Lentils, chickpeas, beans, and peanuts are also legumes.
However, green peas are commonly cooked and sold as a vegetable.
Since these are high in complex carbs called starches, they are considered a starchy vegetable along with potatoes, corn, and squash.