Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar Snap Peas

about

Sugar Snap Peas are a summer crop harvested between the months of June and September in the UK. Whereas mangetout is an immature pea which is eaten in the pod, sugar snap peas are slightly more mature & can be eaten as mangetout - or as peas separately.Dried peas have been found in Ancient Egyptian tombs, though it's believed that the fresh, green varieties weren't cultivated until the 17th Century.

nutritional info

Sugar Snaps and peas in general - are a good source of protein. A good portion contains more protein than a whole egg, yet they're much lower in fat.

storing Sugar Snap Peas

It's important to keep peas refrigerated after picking, or their sugar content turns to starch and they lose their flavour. They will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days. Mange tout freeze well (boil for 1 minute and drain well before freezing).

source

Whenever possible we will source our peas from local North Devon producers. We will also source from other South-West markets in times of high demand.