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
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
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