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.
“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.”