Peas, English

Nutritional Information
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.

Best Uses
Carrots, pearl onions, and mushrooms go well with peas. Fresh dill and mint add lively zip.

Spring Risotto with Fresh Peas, Shrimp and Prosciutto
Penne with Spring Peas, Onions and Ham
Spring Chicken Fricassee with Asparagus and Peas

Other Vegetables

Beans, Snap

Onions, Green
Peas, English
Peas, Sugar Snap

Swiss Chard
see also:  Spring Fruit Guide
Summer Vegetable Guide | Summer Fruit Guide
Fall Vegetable Guide | Fall Fruit Guide
Winter Vegetable Guide | Winter Fruit Guide
related links:  FDA's Tips for Handling Fresh Produce

An excellent source contains more than 20 percent of the Daily Value for that nutrient. A good source contains between 10 and 19 percent of the Daily Value.

   Source: Copyright 2000 by Ellen Haas.
From the book "Great Adventures in Food" By Ellen Haas.
Used with permission of St. Martin's Press, LLC.

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