All peas are members of the legume family. Snow peas, snap peas, and garden peas can all be easily confused if you’re not paying close attention, but there are subtle differences. Snow peas are almost flat and their pods are very soft and easy to cook with.
The great thing about snow peas is that the entire pod and peas are edible! However, some people prefer to remove the tougher edges of the pod before eating.
You can eat snow peas raw by putting them in salads or boiling, steaming, stir-frying or blanching. Snow peas need only one to three minutes so add them last to your cooking time.
Snow peas do not keep very well and will lose flavor, so it is best to eat these within the first couple of days of receiving them. Keep them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
There three types of peas that can be found in the box: sugar snap peas, snow peas and garden peas.
Sugar Snap Peas