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U.S. per capita Green Pea usage:

 

1970

1980

1990

2000

2011

Total

5.1 lbs

4.5 lbs

4.2 lbs

3.7 lbs

2.3 lbs

Canned

3.2 lbs

2.7 lbs

2 lbs

1.5 lbs

0.8 lbs

Frozen

1.9 lbs

1.8 lbs

2.2 lbs

2.1 lbs

1.5 lbs

Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service


Green Peas: Top 5 Producing Countries     (USDA)

 

2000

2010

World Totals

18.33 billion lbs

33.17 billion lbs

China

3.23 billion lbs

19.76 billion lbs

India

5.97 billion lbs

6.66 billion lbs

France

1.21 billion lbs

890 million lbs

United Kingdom

970 million lbs

820 million lbs

United States

1.95 billion lbs

720 million lbs


Peas found by archaeologists on the Thai-Burmese border have been carbon-dated to 9,750 B.C.

Pea Types


The marrowfat or marrow pea is a very large variety of pea.

There are 870 people in the U.S. listed on whitepages.com with the last name 'Pea'
(Mark Morton, 'Gastronomica', Fall 2010)
 

 

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