Sugar snaps are ideal for preparing as a side dish whether cooked or seasoned (with lemon juice and pepper or vinegar and garlic). They go well in stir-fries, salads, and served with cheese. They are a widely-used ingredient for improving both texture and flavor of many stews and soups. An exquisite recipe with this ingredient is a delicious noodle dish made with salmon and sugar snap peas.
Known for being sweet peas, the plant is a cross between Chinese and English peas. You can eat the whole pod which has a sweet taste, hence the name "sugar". They are very common in Chinese-American food, where more and more restaurants include this type of pea among the ingredients from their menus.
Its origin is from the United States, where its consumption is widespread. It was invented by Calvin Lamborn in the 60’s, who crossed Chinese peas with English peas.
24 calories per 100 grams. They are a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K and folic acid. Pea fiber is soluble in water so it promotes good bowel function and helps remove saturated fats.