Pea fiber is a natural vegetable food fiber derived from the husk of the pea plant. Pea fiber supplements are a simple way to supply your diets with both soluble and insoluble natural fiber. A fiber rich diet is thought to provide many healthful benefits, including gastrointestinal well-being, proper bowel function (including relief for constipation and diverticulosis) and may also reduce our risk of malignant colon disease, heart disease and diabetes.
Origin of the pea fiber
The pea we all knwo is descended from the field pea. This pea was indigenous to central Asia and Europe and has been consumed as a healthy dietary supplement for thousands of years. Peas are one of the few members of the legume family that are sold and cooked as fresh vegetables. This vegetable contains a high amount of fibers. It is well known that high-fiber foods are low in calories. They provide one of the highest sources of natural soluble and insoluble dietary fiber. The National Cancer Institute suggest that dietary fiber can be protective against some cancers. Pea fiber is suggested to have significant cardiovascular benefit, primarily via cholesterol reducing mechanisms. It has also been shown to dissolve blood-clots and promote satiety, thereby aiding in weight-loss.
Latin name: Pisum sativum L.
Origin: Asia and Europe
Permitted plant parts: seeds