Are a great source for a number of B vitamins. Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and folate are needed for the metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. These vitamins are important for heart health and energy production. Caretonoid phytonutrients, such as lutein and zeaxanthin, are also found in peas and act as antioxidants. These protect the body against damage caused by free radicals associated with cataracts and other age-related vision problems.