Snap pea, sugar snap pea, is a cultivar group of edible-podded peas. Opposite to the snow pea pods, the snap pea pods are rounded, which are flat and thicker.
Like other peas, snap peas are pod fruits. Pods of the edible-podded pea, including snap peas, do not have a membrane and do not open when ripe.
At maturity, the pods grow to around 4-8 cm in length. Pods contain three to eight peas. The plants are climbing, and pea sticks or a trellis or other support system is required for optimal growth. Some cultivars are capable of climbing to 2 m high but plants are more commy around 1-1,3 m high, for ease of harvest and cultivation.
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Vitamin C, Vitamin K and fibre content. Snap peas may offer various health benefits, including reduced heart disease risk, improved blood pressure control, gut health and weight loss.
Minerals. Snap peas include iron and manganese. Iron is important for oxygen transport and manganese helps with blood sugar support. A 100 g serving contains 26 percent of the daily recommended value of iron and 1- ½ percent of the recommended intake of manganese.
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