Snow peas are coming up , ready to harvest in 1-2 weeks, and then ongoing. It is a super fast winter veggie, crunchy, delicious, loaded with fibre and nutrients. Eat raw or in stir fries.  Dorothea writes “I prefer to eat off the garden, it reminds me of my childhood when I snuck in mums‘s veggie garden and did exactly that. ”

Healthy Snow peas

Snow peas are low in calories and full of vitamins, minerals, plant nutrients, and importantly fibre.  Fibre reduces cholesterol and helps with obesity. Fresh snow peas have very high levels of Vitamin C, important as winter coughs and colds arrive.  They’re a good source of B vitamins including folic acid. And they have lots of Vitamin K, important for guarding against osteoporosis, and lots of Vitamin A, important for skin, hair and eyes. So they’re great for older people too.

Good Raw or Cooked

One of the great pleasures in life is taking kids foraging in the garden, and snow peas are perfect for it.  But if any make it indoors, they can be added to salads or lightly stir fried, or sauteed very briefly with butter and a little lemon juice, and perhaps a few almond flakes or sesame seeds and a pinch of salt. The other winter green coming into season, broccolini, can be cooked in much the same way, and the two pair beautifully together.

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