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The health benefits of sugar snap peas

A bowl of sugar snap peas

A mix between a snow pea and a garden pea, sugar snap peas are part of the health-giving legume family, along with green peas, chickpeas and lentils. Here are four reasons to eat more of them.

1. Immune support

Sugar snap peas are a good source of vitamin C, which is essential for strong immunity.

2. Healthy blood clotting

They also provide vitamin K, which plays an important role in blood clotting.

3. Good for your gut

With 2.8 grams of fibre per 100g, a handful of sugar snap peas thrown into a salad or stir-fry supports a healthy digestive system.

4. Culinary creations

Their sweet, yet mild flavour makes them a versatile kitchen staple — perfect for side dishes, stir-fries and salads. And your kids will love them, too!

First published: Feb 2022

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