Shelling Peas

Peas

Recipes

Remove peas from pod before enjoying.

Storage Tips

Refrigerate in a plastic bag - do not wash until ready to use.  To freeze, rinse thoroughly, de-stem and leave whole.  Blanch in boiling water for 1 1/2 minutes and plunge in cold ice water.  Drain off excess water and freeze in airtight container. 

Nutritional Information

A 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.

Fun facts

  • Pea tendrils, which are tender top shoots of young pea plants, have similar pea flavor, used in cooking as well in salads.
  • Gregor Mendel used peas in his genetic research to demonstrate trait inheritance