One of our favorite things to grow in our garden is peas! Fresh peas are amazingly sweet and our peas usually don’t even make it into the house. There’s another reason to grow your own instead of buying the canned version. Canned peas are sometimes dyed with an artificial dye made from petroleum. Apparently I’m not the only one who thinks that petroleum shouldn’t be ingested – the FDA is also looking into a link between food dyes and hyperactivity in children. Click here to read the whole article.
If you’re interested in finding out if your favorite foods have synthetic dyes in them, you can check out the IATP Brain Food Selector.
Here’s a picture of my oldest when she was four, shelling a whole bowl full of peas. When she has peas, she doesn’t share. I’m planting extra peas this year so I can partake of them as well.