Snow peas are widely used in Asian cuisine. They are commonly found in fried rice, stir fries, and noodle dishes. Their crunchy texture and fresh flavor complements soups and meat dishes well. They can also be added raw in salads or spring rolls. Sautéed with shrimp makes for a delicious dish. They mix well with shrimp, scallops, cashew, citrus, soy sauce, sesame butter, noodles, and tofu.
In French they are called mangetout peas, which in English means "eat all". They say that that the name (snow peas) arose because its shoots appear in late winter as a snow-white color. Their peas are very small because they are in their formative stage, which makes the whole pod edible.
Its origin is the Middle East and the Mediterranean regions.
42 calories per 100 grams. They have twice as much calcium than normal green peas. They are rich in protein and carbohydrates, are low in fat, and are a good source of fiber, along with vitamins A, B and C. When eaten fresh or chilled, they provide thiamin and iron.