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Scientific Binomial Name: Pisum sativum

SELECTION INFORMATION
Usage

Eaten whole, fresh in salads or cooked in a wide variety of dishes.

Selection

Also called sugar peas and Chinese peas, good-quality Snow Peas will have flat pods that are firm and crisp with immature-looking peas inside.

Coloring of Snow Peas will be an even light to medium-green. They should be 3 to 3 1/2 inches long and 3/4 inch wide.

Avoid

Avoid product with soft, limp pods or blemishes. Also avoid snow peas where the peas inside approach the size of regular green peas.

Storage

Peas and beans do not store well, so keep them refrigerated but place them in the warmest part of your refrigerator and keep them dry.

Ripening

In general, vegetables will not ripen further after harvest.

  • Nutritional Information
  • Snow Peas are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. They're also a good source of Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Potassium, and a great source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Fo

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