How to Pick;
Look for large pods and use your thumb and forefinger to snap them off the vine.
Pasta salad with feta and snow peas (Martha Stewart)
Snow peas should be refrigerated to prevent them from going limp. They store best in a closed container in the fridge. If you do find that they get left out in the heat for too long simply place them in a cold water bath to restore crispness.
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.
- Native to the Mediterranean region snow peas were a popular variety of pea in Europe in the nineteenth century. From there they spread to China where they were quickly adopted as the preferred pea variety and to this day are a quintessential ingredient in Oriental cuisine.
- In France the snow pea is also known as, mange-tout, meaning "eat it all." In Mandarin they are known as ‘he lan do' or Holland pea. In China the pea shoots and flowers of the snow pea plant are considered a delicacy and known as Dow miu.
- (source: specialtyproduce.com)