How to cook Sugar Snap Peas
Eat sugar snap peas raw or gently boiled so they don’t lose that wonderful crisp crunch – they’re great in salads or stir-fries.
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WHAT ARE SUGAR SNAP PEAS?
Sugar snap peas are also known as snap peas, and are pod fruits. Both the peas and the pod are edible and they don’t need to be cooked. The plants are climbing plants and can grow as tall as two metres!
WHEN ARE SUGAR SNAP PEAS IN SEASON?
Sugar snap peas are in season from June to September.
HOW TO STORE SUGAR SNAP PEAS
Ideally, sugar snaps should be refrigerated and eaten as soon after picking as possible.
What are the health benefits?
Three heaped tablespoons of raw or cooked sugar snap peas count as one of your 5-a-day (one portion of veg or fruit is 80g raw weight). They're a good source of vitamin C and manganese.