Peas are a great source of Vitamin K, and C. They are a good source of manganese, fiber, folate, phosphorus, protein, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc, potassium and vitamins B1, A, B6, B3 and B2. They contain higher levels of protein than grains and they are a good source for most essential amino acids. This makes peas an ideal protein especially in conjunction with the protein in meats and meat meals. Peas are a good source of fiber, which helps with bowel issues. Phytonutrients in green peas also provide dogs with key antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Some researchers found an association between green pea intake and lowered risk of type 2 diabetes. It may be connected not only with the relatively low glycemic index of green peas and their strong fiber and protein content, but also with this unusual combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients.
Recent research has shown that green peas are a reliable source of omega-3 fats.