Marrowfat peas are dried, mature, green peas, the large seed of Pisum sativum var. medullare plants. They are used to make mushy peas, a popular British food, and fried snack foods. Marrowfat peas are also available pre-cooked and canned.

Health considerations

In rats fed a diet supplemented with marrowfat peas for two months, beneficial effects on cholesterol levels and ratios were seen.

May be found in

Mushy peas, wasabi peas


BBC Food Ingredients
British Journal of Nutrition

Alternative Spellings and Names

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