Fresh snow peas are in great supply. These edible-pod peas are meant to be eaten--cooked or raw--with the pod intact. Snow peas (also called sugar peas and Chinese pea pods) have pale green flat pods with small, immature-looking peas because they are picked before the seeds have developed in the pod. Probably developed in Holland in the 16th century, snow peas are most familiar in stir-fries.
Our Earth Exotics™ packaging is unique and is designed for ease of use and with the intent of creating very little waste. Although our packaging is microwave capable, it is not the optimal way to prepare vegetables. We highly encourage you to try other cooking methods such as roasting, sautéing, steaming, and even boiling in some cases. You will find that the vegetables will have a better texture and flavor by utilizing some of these tried and true cooking methods, and will leave you with a better eating experience.
MICROWAVE: Cut corner of bag, microwave on high 2 - 3 minutes.
STEAM: Cut corner of bag, place in steamer over boiling water for 12 - 15 minutes.
BOIL: Remove Snow Peas from bag, boil in salted water for 3 - 4 minutes.
Edible-Pod Peas/1 cup cooked
Total fat (g) 4
Saturated fat (g) 0.1
Monounsaturated fat (g) 0
Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0.2
Dietary fiber (g) 4.5
Protein (g) 5
Carbohydrate (g) 11
Cholesterol (mg) 0
Sodium (mg) 6
Vitamin C (mg) 77
Snow peas should be shiny and flat, with tiny peas barely visible through the pod. Small ones will be the sweetest and most tender. Old snow peas often appear twisted. Storage: It's best to serve all types of fresh peas the day of purchase. If you must store them, place the unwashed pods in a perforated plastic bag and refrigerate them for no more than a day or two.
HANDLING & PREPARATION
Snow peas should also be rinsed before preparation. With snow peas, simply cut the tips from both ends of the pod using kitchen shears, perfect for this job. Snow peas, can be eaten raw. But if you cook them, do so briefly so that they retain their delicate and delicious flavor and texture.