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Snow Peas

Availability

Snow Peas are more readily available than peas and can be obtained from October until April with a limited supply in May, June and September.

 

Storage and Handling

Store in the refrigerator. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.

 

History

Snow peas are thought to be native to the Mediterranean and were popular in Europe in the nineteenth century.

 

Facts

  • Snow peas are increasingly popular and are often used in Oriental cooking and salads
  • Snow peas are almost completely flat with only little bumps where the peas are inside the pod
  • In China the snow pea, pea shoots and flowers are considered a delicacy which is called ‘Dow mi’

 

Growing Facts

  • Plant in April to September
  • Suited to cooler regions
  • Snow peas need support when they start to grow, use wire netting or string

Nutrition Information

1/2 cup = 70 g

  Average Quantity per serving % Daily Intake per serve Average Quantity per 100 g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 102/24 1% 145/35
Protein (g) 1.9 4% 2.8
Fat, total (g) 0.1 0% 0.2
- saturated (g) 0.03 0% 0.04
Available carbohydrate (g) 2.9 1% 4.1
- sugars (g) 2.4 3% 3.4
Dietary Fibre (g) 1.8 6% 2.6
Sodium (mg) 2.8 0% 4
Vitamin A Equiv. (µg) 241 32% RDI* 482
Biotin (mg) 3.7 12% ESADDI** 5.3
Folate (µg) 29 15% RDI* 42
Pantothenic Acid (mg) 0.5 11% ESADDI** 0.8
Thiamin (mg) 0.11 10% RDI* 0.15
Vitamin A Equiv. (µg) 81 11% RDI* 116
Iron (mg) 1.5 12% RDI* 2.1

Percentage Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ

Your daily Intakes may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs

*Recommended Dietary Intake (Average Adult)

**Estimated Safe and Adequate Daily Dietary Intake

Source: FOODfiles 2016