Excellent source of vitamin C. Good source of folate, fiber and vitamin A.
What To Look For
Bright green pods with few wrinkles. Pods should be filled with peas but not bulging. If the peas are too large, they are old and starchy.
Easy Storage and Preparation
Keep in the refrigerator and use within a day or two. Rinse peas. Remove the peas from the inedible pod. Cook in boiling salted water for 3 to 5 minutes.
Carrots, pearl onions, and mushrooms go well with peas. Fresh dill and mint add lively zip.
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