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Snopeas have pale green pods and contain petite, flattened peas. Pods are wide and flat, measuring approximately two to three inches in length. Together with sugarsnap peas, they are botanically known as Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon.
Members of the Fabaceae family these peas are known for their tender edible seed pods. Botanically snow peas are a fruit but they are utilized today in the culinary world as a vegetable.
Both the peas and pod are edible and have a sweet pea flavor and tender crispy texture. The peas grow from white or purple flowers and at their young stage both the leaves and flowers of the plant are edible too. Snow peas are rich in protein, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, vitamin C and K, potassium, magnesium and iron. Snow peas are also higher in vitamin C compared