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Snow Peas

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Buying Tips

Snow peas can be found in the produce section of most health food stores, specialty markets, and supermarkets. Look for brightly colored, crisp pods that have fresh-looking leaflets and small seeds.


Snow peas, like all peas, are a type of legume. The edible, flat pods contain five to seven seeds and can reach a length of two to three inches. Snow peas are available year round, and are especially abundant and fresh in the spring and summer.

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