Nutrition and Health Benefits
Sugar snap peas are naturally low in calories. They are high in fiber, which is important for digestion, weight management, and heart health. They are also an excellent source of immune supporting vitamin C and rich in vitamins A and K, and iron.
Harvest and Storage
Pick snap peas when pods have started to fatten, but before seeds really swell. If left on the vines too long, the exterior pods of snap peas will become too fibrous to eat. Store snap peas in a plastic bag in the crisper section of the refrigerator and use within two to three days.
Preparation and Preservation
Sugar snap peas are delicious raw, tossed in a salad, or served as a snack, but can also be enjoyed sautéed, steamed, or pan grilled.
Sugar snap peas can be preserved by freezing:
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