What makes peas unique from other vegetables is their high protein content. For example, a 1/2 cup of cooked carrots has only 1 gram of protein, while 1/2 cup of peas contains four times that amount. They contain just about every vitamin and mineral you need, in addition to a significant amount of fiber. Peas can be an addition to almost any dish because of their mild flavor and berry-like shape. You name it! Try adding them to scrambled eggs, oatmeal, stir-fry, stew and pasta.