Don’t like peas? If you have never had a fresh pea, you can’t be sure. Shelling Peas, also called English peas, are a variety of sweet peas. They are meant to be eaten without the pod, although the empty pod makes for a delicious chilled soup among other things. So save your empty pods, freeze them if need be. You can eat the peas raw, steamed, or boiled. I like to eat mine raw as a snack.
The conversion of the pea’s natural sugar to starch begins immediately after harvest. Some cooks say the greatest lag time between picking and serving peas should be no more than 12 hours. If you serve properly stored peas within a day or two of harvest, you should still find them a treat. Store peas in pod in the fridge sealed in a plastic bag.
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Peas are a good source of vitamins A and C, dietary fiber, and other nutrients. If you are not going to eat fresh Peas right away, shell and freeze them to prevent them from turning starchy.
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