Pea Not Pee

There are certain experiments that are cool and this is one of them. It is as simple as taking a two-hundred thousand dollar centrifuge and using it to spin frozen peas. It is quite amazing when you think of it.You take them and puree them in a Vita Prep and then measure them for equal balance for the centrifuge. After 30,000 time gravity, and a solid 90 minutes of spinning at forces that only a pea can withstand, you end up with the solids and the liquids separated. In essence a pea water and a pea butter. The idea is not as silly as it sounds because you are after the ultimate concentration of flavors both in solid and liquid state. Now it is up to your imagination to figure out what to do with it. But just imagine, when we eat peas, see the chart below; it is based on 100 grams.

Carbohydrates 14.5 g
Sugars 5.7 g
Dietary fibre 5.1 g
Fat 0.4 g
Protein 5.4 g
Vitamin A 38 μg (5%)
Beta-carotene 449 μg (4%)
Lutein 2593 μg
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.3 mg (26%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.1 mg (8%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 2.1 mg (14%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.1 mg (2%)
Vitamin B6 0.2 mg (15%)
Folate (vit. B9) 65 μg (16%)
Vitamin C 40.0 mg (48%)
Calcium 25.0 mg (3%)
Iron 1.5 mg (12%)
Magnesium 33.0 mg (9%)
Phosphorus 108 mg (15%)
Potassium 244 mg (5%)
Zinc 1.2 mg (13%)

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