A delightful treat I bought from the local farmers market is the super sweet and deliciously crunchy sugar snap pea:

  • 73% carb, 4% fat, 23% protein
  • good source of Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Potassium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Folate, Iron and Manganese.

Source: Nutritional Data

They can be enjoyed raw or cooked. I want more, but they are difficult to find, rarely so in a supermarket.

On harvesting:

“Sugar snap peas are harvested when the pods are round and up to 7.5 cm long with the seeds almost at full size.

These may be harvested for 4 to 6 weeks.

A good picking rate is about 20 kg per hour per person.”

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