Green Pea Facts

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Green Pea facts and general information about green peas.

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Green Peas are Available:

Green peas grow fresh in Summertime

How do Green Peas Grow:

Peas grow in a pod. They grow on a plant in the garden.
green pea plant

What to Look for When Buying Green Peas:

Look for bright green and firm, plump pods. You can also buy peas frozen or canned.

Green Pea Storage Tips:

Store fresh peas in fridge

How to Cook Green Peas:

Shell peas and eat as is or add fresh to salads. Add peas to soups or casseroles. Freeze fresh peas for later use.

Green Peas Nutrition Facts:

1/2 cup serving size is full of Vitamin K, Vitamin C and Vitamin A. Green peas are also a good source of fiber.

Green Peas Recipes: 

Creamed Peas and Potatoes

cream peas
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1 1/2 Cups new potatoes, cooked
  • 1 pint fresh green peas, cooked and drained
Melt butter in pan, blend in flour and salt. Whisk together until well combined. Gradually add milk. Continue blending together. Cook until bubbly and thick. Add cooked potatoes and cooked peas. Serve warm.

Sesame Snap Peas

by Danyel, Ventura,CA,USA
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Asian sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili oil
  • 2 cups sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 1 pinch sea salt to taste
  • 1 pinch freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Heat the sesame oil and chili oil in a pan over medium-high heat until the oil shimmers with heat.
Cook and stir the snap peas until they turn bright green and start to become tender, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper as they cook.
Sprinkle peas with sesame seeds, and stir a few times to mix before serving.

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