March 23, 2012

Veggie Fact of the Day

Snow Peas
Snow peas have thin flat pods with tiny seeds inside when ready to eat. They are related to peas, and are not just immature peas as some people believe .. that is, snow pea pods will not produce peas. The cool thing about snow peas? You can hold up the pods to a light and count the tiny peas inside :) !! They are completely edible and are eaten whole, without being shelled. Snow peas can be eaten raw, in salads, or cooked. Most often, snow peas are used in oriental dishes such as stir fries. Snow peas are an excellent source of protein, dietary fiber, vitamins C, A and B9 (folic acid), and minerals such as Iron, potassium and calcium. In fact, snow peas are higher in calcium and vitamin A than other type peas, plus are lower in calories.

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