Snap peas are also called sugar peas or sugar snap peas. This vegetable grows in cooler seasons. Snap peas, among other types of peas grow on vines.
Choose snap peas that are a bright green color all around the outer shell. The pea pods should be firm and free from blemishes.
Snap peas can be stored in a perforated plastic bag in the refrigerator in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Wash the peas under cool running water when ready to eat.
Snap peas are a good source of Vitamin C which helps with immune function and helps heal cuts and wounds. Snap peas also contain iron which helps produce red blood cells. Vitamin K is also in snap peas, which helps with blood clotting and bone health.
- Eat snap peas raw with a dip or hummus
- Try adding cut up snap peas to your soup
- You can easily add snap peas to a stir-fry
- Top your side salad with fresh snap peas
- Snap peas can be cut and added to a side dish like a cold pasta salad
- Steam snap peas and season them to eat as a side dish
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