The abundance of green peas announce the coming of spring. These yummy, chubby pea pods are a powerhouse of vitamins and nutrients. They are rich in vitamins A, B-1, B-6, C and K which is good for the bones, and are a rich source of protein too! As they say, great things do come in small pods.
Peas are grown in pods and typically grow in a green oblong shaped shell. In most cases the shell as well as the peas are edible.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
You can boil or steam them for 1-2 minutes. Avoid adding salt because it will toughen up the peas
Conserving and Storing
Peas are best eaten when freshly picked. But if you are not going to use them immediately, you can leave the peas in their pod and store in the fridge until ready to use. The longer the peas sit after they were harvested, the starchier they become