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Savory Snow Peas

Savory Snow Peas in Chinese Basket

Another Healthy Legume

Snow peas are actually a type of legume.

With snow peas both the pods and seeds are edibile. You are probably familar with them as a staple of Chinese Food.

Also called sugar peas and Chinese peas, good-quality snow peas will have flat pods that are firm and crisp with immature-looking peas inside.

Nutrition in Snow Peas

Snow peas are a rich source of vitamin C; a source of vitamins A (as beta carotene), and Vitamins B1, and B2. Plus a good source of dietary fiber and protein.

Snow Peas Potassium is considered a major mineral and it works with sodium to regulate electrolyte balance in the cells.

Potassium is also beneficial in helping to maintain normal blood pressure.

Potassium is also considered a brain food because it is needed for the transmission of nerve impulses.

Using Snow Peas

Saute snow peas in sesame oil with minced garlic and a ripe red pepper for an easy vegetable side dish. Sprinkle a tablespoon of toasted sesame seeds on top and serve.

As an appetizer, snow peas make the perfect dipper. They don't require any chopping and they are a fun alternative to celery

Saute some snow peas in a pan with some olive oil; add lemon zest, your favorite spices, some chopped onion, parsley and some sesame seeds.

Stir Fried Snow Peas and Mushrooms Recipe Card

Stir Fried Snow Peas and Mushrooms Recipe Card

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