SNOW PEAS: EAT THEM IN THE POD FOR A GREAT SOURCE OF INSOLUBLE FIBRE


Snow peas always remind me of my Grandparents farm. My Grandma would often send me out to the garden to pick the vegetables for dinner and more times than not I think more ended up in my belly than on the dinner table!

Snow peas were one of my favourites to pick and eat right from the garden because I loved the taste of them raw right off the plant; they had a crisp, clean, crunchy and almost sweet taste to them.

Whether you are picking them fresh from the garden, purchasing them at a local food store or from your local outdoor market, try incorporating more of these gems into your meal planning for all the goodness the have to offer!

Plus important phytochemicals including:

  • Alpha-carotene

  • Beta-carotene

  • Daidzein

  • Chlorophyll

When purchasing snow peas choose ones that appear flat and glossy; you should be able to see the outline of the small peas protruding along the length of the pod. You shouldn’t notice any yellow or light brown colouring or wilting.

Snow peas should be consumed shortly after purchasing (within a day or two), they store best in the crisper in a perforated bag.

Preparing snow peas is quick and easy so they make a good addition to many meals. Wash them under cold water and you're set to go. They add a great crunch and taste raw to any salad or lightly steamed or sautéd with a little extra virgin olive oil.

Snow peas also contain purines so if you have a history of gout you may want to limit your consumption of these guys.

Click here for other great Food Facts or get in touch for more help incorporating healthier foods into your routine!

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