SUGAR SNAP PEAS

Sugar Snap peas are a delightfully sweet and crunchy, fresh-tasting vegetable. Their small, rounded pods contain tiny peas. They are similar to mangetout in that the whole pod is eaten, but they are slightly plumper.

Sugar Snap peas were probably developed in the late 17th century, but were not widely available until 1970s.

SUGAR SNAP PEAS are classed as a vegetable.

Tips

Sugar Snap peas are entirely edible. Stir-fry, steam or boil. Do not overcook as they will lose their flavour and crunchy texture.

Nutritional Information

Typical values per 100g (cooked): energy 33 kcal, 139 kJ; protein 3.6g; carbohydrate 4.2g; fat 0.2g.

Preparation

Wash thoroughly. Leave whole.

Storage

Store in a refrigerator for up to 3 days

Choosing

Look for bright green, crisp pods which are full of peas, but not bursting at the seams. Pods should be bright green and firm.

Fun Fact

Sugar Snap peas are a cross between regular English peas and mangetout.

Availability

Shown below is where this item grows in the world and where it may come from when you buy it at your supermarket or local shop.

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Guatemala
Kenya
Zambia