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!
Delicious recipes using sugar snap peas: