Wasabi Peas are green peas that have been roasted and coated in a mixture of starch, sugar, salt, oil and wasabi. The peas coated in wasabi are very crunchy little snacks with a distinctly sharp, pungent, fiery flavor. You can find wasabi pea snacks in Asian markets and mainstream grocery stores.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Nutrient Database shows gives a figure of 432 calories in 100 grams of wasabi peas or approximately 123 calories per 1-ounce serving. This makes these tiny snacks very calorie-dense, meaning they contribute a lot of calories in only a small portion size.
Legumes, such as peas, are very good sources of fibre, which helps to keep your digestion regular and prevent high cholesterol. The dried peas themselves contain small amounts of other beneficial nutrients as well. You'll get about 4 grams of protein per serving and most adults need roughly 0.36 gram of protein per pound of body weight per day. Potassium and vitamin A are present at less than 5 percent of your daily needs. The rest of the nutrients in wasabi peas come from the mixture of oil, sugar and salt they are coated with, providing you with around 3 grams of fat and sugar and about 8 percent of the sodium you need daily.