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Snow Pea


  • The snow pea is a variety of pea eaten whole in its pod while still unripe. Both snow peas and snap peas are sometimes referred to as “mangetout” (“eat all”). This vegetable has been cultivated since the 19th century in Europe.
  • Snow peas can be grown in open fields during winter seasons, hence its name. Snow peas and sugar snap peas are notable for having edible pods that lack inedible fiber (in the form of “parchment”, a fibrous layer found in the inner pod) in the pod walls.
  • The stems and leaves of the immature plant are used as a vegetable in Chinese cooking, stir-fried with garlic and sometimes combined with crab or other shellfish.


  • Nutrient-rich: Snow peas are a good source of vitamins B1, B2, B3, C and K (important for helping your blood to clot). Snow peas also contain potassium (which helps to regulate blood pressure), as well as calcium and iron (important in the formation of red blood cells).
  • Fantastic Fiber: They are an excellent source of dietary fiber and contain folate. 100g of snow peas supplies 138 kJ of energy.