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Snow Peas

Snow Peas
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Availability

Snow Peas are more readily available than peas and can be obtained from October until April with a limited supply in May, June and September.

 

Storage and Handling

Store in the refrigerator. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.

 

History

Snow peas are thought to be native to the Mediterranean and were popular in Europe in the nineteenth century.

 

Facts

  • Snow peas are increasingly popular and are often used in Oriental cooking and salads
  • Snow peas are almost completely flat with only little bumps where the peas are inside the pod
  • In China the snow pea, pea shoots and flowers are considered a delicacy which is called ‘Dow mi’

 

Growing Facts

  • Plant in April to September
  • Suited to cooler regions
  • Snow peas need support when they start to grow, use wire netting or string

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 83g - 1/2 cup, seeds with pod, raw

Avg Quantity per serving Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 120/32 145/38
Protein (g) 2.31 2.78
Fat, total (g) 0.166 0.2
- saturated (g) 0.032 0.039
Carbohydrate (g) 3.39 4.09
- sugars (g) 2.79 3.37
Dietary Fibre (g) 2.16 2.6
Sodium (mg) 3.32 4
Vitamin C (mg) 49.8 60
Folate (µg) 34.6 41.7
Iron (mg) 1.73 2.08
Vitamin A Eqiuv. (µg) 96.34 116.07
Thiamin (mg) 0.125 0.15
Niacin (mg) 0.97 1.2
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.133 0.16
Calcium (mg) 35.7 43
Riboflavin (mg) 0.66 0.08
Vitamin E (mg) 0.32 0.39
Zinc (mg) 0.22 0.27
Selenium (µg) 0.0 0.0
Potassium (mg) 166 200

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research

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