Tasteour snow peas


Snow peas

Snow peas are the young, bright green legumes of the pea plant. Because they are harvested very early they are flat, and the peas are not yet developed and are therefore small. You can eat the whole pod.

Snow peas are the young, bright green legumes of the pea plant. Because they are harvested very early they are flat, and the peas are not yet developed and are therefore small. You can eat the whole pod.

Snow peas and sugar snaps are sometimes confused. The difference between snow peas and sugar snaps can mainly be seen in the shape: snow peas are flat and sugar snaps are convex. The taste is also different; sugar snaps are sweeter and snow peas are soft and refined in taste.

Our snow peas are covered by our Discovered brand.






Passport Snow peas


Name Snow peas
Family Fabaceae
Origin Unknown
Source Kenya, Zimbabwe, Guatemala, Ethiopia
Availabilty Year-round
Packaging Ask for the options
Brand Discovered or supplier's brand


Storage advice Snow peas


In the store
Snow peas must be kept refrigerated before sale.

At home
We advise consumers to keep snow peas in the refrigerator, in an open or in a sealed bag with holes. Then they can be kept for several days.



Usage tips Snow peas


Wash the snow peas before use and cut a tip from the ends. Some snow peas have threads along the edges, which can pull you off if you cut the tips off. You can cook snow peas, but also stir-fry, steam, stew, or blanch them for use in salads.

Note: snow peas cannot be eaten raw, because in this state they contain toxic substances. Keep the cooking time short, because they taste best when slightly crispy.

Extra tip for the consumer
Always blanch or cook snow peas before use!




Calendar Snow peas


  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Kenya
Zimbabwe
Guatemala
Ethiopia


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Growing areas Snow peas


Snow peas Teelt

We don’t know the origin of snow peas. Snow peas are family of the pea and on the basis of archaeological finds it is believed that peas were already cultivated 8000 BC in the Middle East. Our snow peas mainly come from Kenya, Zimbabwe, Guatemala and Ethiopia.





Discovered Snow peas

Snow peas go under our brand Discovered. The packaging on Discovered products provides not only details about their source and flavour but also explains how the product should be stored and prepared.