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Sugar snap peas are small, rounded pods, containing tiny peas. They are similar to mange tout, and the whole pod is eaten, but they are plumper. Sugar snaps have a fresh, sweet flavour and a crunchy texture. Look for bright green, crisp pods, which are full of peas but not bursting at the seams.

Sugar Snap Peas

How To Use Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar snap peas are served raw or cooked. Raw sugar snap peas can be added to salads. Sugar snap peas can be served simply as a vegetable accompaniment or included in stir-fries, sauces, risottos or soups.

How To Prepare Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar snap peas need very little preparation, simply wash and top and tail if the ends are tough.

How To Cook Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar snap peas can be steamed or stir-fried. To steam, place the prepared peas in a steamer and cook for 3 - 4 minutes or until just tender. Do not overcook or they will lose their flavour and crunchy texture. To stir fry, heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan, add the peas and stir fry for 2 - 3 minutes or until just tender.

How To Store Sugar Snap Peas

Keep refrigerated after purchase.

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