Sugar Snap Peas
Sugar Snap Peas is an all American Selections winner in 1979. Vigorous 48-72″ vines need support, but yield huge amounts of snap peas. Serve fresh in salads, with dip, steamed or stir fried. Freezes well.
Sugar Snap Peas History
Sugar Snap Peas have been grown and eaten for thousands of years. Peas have been found in historical sites dating nearly 10,000 years old.There are three possible locations that peas are thought to have originated from: Thailand and Burma, the Middle East, and Ethiopia.Regardless of where they originated from, the cultivation of peas spread throughout Europe, India, and China about 4,000 years ago.Ancient Greeks and Romans cultivated many varieties of peas. The Romans most likely took them to Britain while the Roman Empire covered much of Europe. They were very important to people throughout Europe,especially during the winter months.Dried peas could be stored and eaten throughout the winter when other food was scarce.Christopher Columbus planted peas in the Americas in 1492. The American Indians cultivated them soon after. They also were grown by European colonists and later by the pioneers traveling to the
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Growing Sugar Snap Peas
Pea seeds germinate slowly in cold soil, so you may want to cover the planting area with clear plastic to warm it up about a week before planting. To soften the seed coat, soak the seeds in water for about 12 hours before planting. This encourages more rapid germination. In some areas, peas can be planted in late summer for a fall harvest. Time the planting so it’s about two months before the first frost in fall.
Preserving And Storing Peas
Sugars in fresh peas begin converting to starch as soon as they are picked. So be sure to preserve them as soon as they are harvested or purchased. Preserve shelled green peas by freezing, salting (brining), drying, or canning.
Preserve pea pods (snow peas and sugar snap peas) by freezing or salting. Try some dried, too, and see if you like using them in favorite recipes after preserving this way. Preserve dried green peas by canning for ready-to-use peas in soups, or drained for use in salads, pilafs, or veggie burgers Click here to learn more
Sugar Snap Pea Recipe
Sugar Snap Peas are an amazing side dish for about any meal, i personally love them and i know you will to. Click here to get this amazing recipe.
Sugar Snap Pea Nutrition
Furthermore, peas contain just about every vitamin and mineral you need, in addition to a significant amount of fiber. A 1/2-cup (170-gram) serving of peas provides the following nutrients: Calories, Carbs, Fiber ,Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Thiamine, Folate, Manganese, Iron, Phosphorus
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