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Package of practices - Garden Pea

Package of practices - Garden Pea
Group Name : Other Crops
Name : Garden Pea
Botanical Name : Pisum sativum L.

Garden Pea(Pisum Sativum L. subsp. Hortense Asch. And Graebn.) Known as Matar in Hindi is an important legume crop mostly consumed as a vegetable when green and rarely as pulse when dry. There is an appreciable acreage under this crop and the consumption is very high as compared with other vegetable crops. It is rich in protein, carbohydrate, vitamin A and C , calcium and phosphorus. It also contains a small quantity of iron. The green pod is edible which is usually cooked in various vegetable preparations in different regions of the country. It has a good market in the dehydrated and canned forms.