Snow Peas/Piti hukarere
Snow Peas are available from October to March.
Storage and Handling
Store in the refrigerator. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.
Snow peas are thought to be native to the Mediterranean and were popular in Europe in the nineteenth century.
- 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’
- Plant in April to September
- Suited to cooler regions
- Snow peas need support when they start to grow, use wire netting or string
Snow Peas are a good source of vitamin C and a source of folate.
You will find the full Nutrition Information Panel on the New Zealand Food Composition Data website. This website is owned jointly by Plant & Food Research and the Manatū Hauora Ministry of Health. This website holds the most comprehensive collection of high-quality nutrient data for New Zealand foods. The Database is managed and maintained by dedicated Plant & Food Research staff.