Organic Sno Peas
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Seasonality: Jan-Jul & Oct-Dec
Origin: USA, Mexico
Perfect for a quick stir-fry or blanched and tossed in salads, the Sno Pea combines well with a variety of Asian mushrooms and is excellent in many Asian dishes.
The Sno Pea does not grow in sub-zero temperatures, but instead prefers the growing conditions of Asia where it is a popular vegetable.
Melissa's Organic Sno Peas are organically grown in accordance with the 1990 California Organic Foods Act. Favored for its pod (which is crisp and sweet) more so than its tiny peas, the flat shape of the Organic Sno Pea makes it easy to distinguish from other edible pea pods (like the Sugar Snap Pea).
Melissa's Organic label reads:
"Melissa's Certified Organic Produce is free of artificial or synthetic fertilizers and full of unforgettable, great tasting flavor. Our farmers use traditional earth-friendly farming methods inspected by a nationally recognized agency to verify organic authenticity. Melissa's Organic Produce, a choice made closer to nature."
Organic Sno Peas are preferred for reasons of taste, health and the environment. Because it is sweeter and less starchy than the green pea, the Sno Pea is often enjoyed raw and needs little cooking. Perfect for a quick stir-fry or blanched and tossed in salads, the Sno Pea combines well with a variety of Asian mushrooms and is excellent in many Asian dishes.
Melissa's Organic Sno Peas are hand-selected for excellent quality. Choose firm, flat fresh-looking pods. Look for very small peas that indicate pods are young and tender.
Organic Sno Peas should be bright green and flexible, but with a crisp texture. Since Organic Sno Peas are highly perishable, keep them unwashed in a plastic bag for 1-3 days.
Rinse and pat dry. Remove tiny tops from each end. Cook only for a few minutes.