Storage: Snow peas and sugar snap peas should be used as soon as possible after purchase. They both lose flavor and structure when stored. In top condition, you may be able to store snow peas in the refrigerator for a few days in a loosely closed paper bag or perforated plastic bag. Garden peas are sweet and succulent for three to four days after they are picked, but turn mealy and starchy very quickly after harvesting.
Preparation: Many sugar snap varieties have a tough fibrous string that runs the length of the pea and should be removed before cooking. Fold back the stem and pull -- the string will unzip quite easily. Check carefully; some varieties have strings on both sides (just repeat the stem operation from the opposite end). Cook sugar snaps very briefly to preserve their flavor and crunch.
Taste: Sweet, bright, crunchy
Nutritional Benefits: Like all legumes, peas are an excellent source of folate, vitamins A and C, and a good source of zinc.