Peas are considered to be both nutritious as well as delicious. Peas are added in different food items such as rice, oats, etc to enhance the taste of these items and add to their nutritional value. There are different ways of cooking peas and the calorie content in each of these differs. The calorie content in peas in cooked form also differs from its raw form.
One oz of steamed or boiled fresh peas contains 24 calories, three and a half oz of steamed or boiled fresh peas contain 84 calories and 1 cup of steamed or boiled fresh peas has 134 calories. The calorie content in raw peas also differs from its cooked form. 1 oz of raw peas contains 23 calories, three and a half oz of raw peas has 81 calories and 1 cup of raw peas contains 117 calories.
Peas are also available in frozen form and most people prefer buying peas in this form. Consuming cooked frozen peas gives comparatively lesser amount of calorie content than cooked fresh peas. The calorie content in 1 oz of boiled or steamed frozen peas is 22 calories, three and a half oz of boiled or steamed frozen peas is 78 calories and 1 cup of boiled or steamed frozen peas is 124 calories.
Apart from the calorie content, peas also offer good nutritional value. Each serving of cooked frozen peas which weighs around 85 grams contains 55 calories and various other micronutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, etc. One serving of frozen peas contains 0.7 grams of fat, 4.6 grams of protein, 7.6 gram of carbohydrates and 4.2 grams of dietary fiber. 100 grams of cooked frozen peas contain 0.8 grams of Fat, 5.4 grams of proteins, 9 grams of Carbohydrates and 4.9 grams of dietary fiber. However, the nutritional value and calorie content may vary to some extent based on the way it is cooked.