Just before using, pinch off the ends and rinse the peas in cold water. Wok-fry them with shiitake mushrooms, red sweet peppers, carrots, and sesame seeds, or combine raw snow peas with grapefruit slices and mixed field greens.
Snow peas, like all peas, are a type of legume. The edible, flat pods contain five to seven seeds and can reach a length of two to three inches. Snow peas are available year round, and are especially abundant and fresh in the spring and summer.
*Foods that are an “excellent source” of a particular nutrient provide 20% or more of the Recommended Daily Value. Foods that are a “good source” of a particular nutrient provide between 10 and 20% of the Recommended Daily Value.
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