Sugar Snap Peas
Scientific Name: Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon
Country of Origin: Central Asia
Sugar snap peas are a nutritious, crunchy, and flavorful vegetable. They can be eaten whole or separately from the pods. The pods are similar to those of English peas, but are much sweeter. Immature seed pods are high in protein. Leaves and young shoots can be cooked or eaten raw. Mature seeds can be dried, ground into powder, sprouted and added into a salad, or rehydrated and cooked.