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General Produce

Peas, Green

Green Peas
Common Packs:

5-, 10-, 15-, and 25-lb. packs.

Receiving Inspecting:

Pods should exhibit rich green coloring and should be soft and velvety to the touch. Green peas should have well-filled pods with large, round peas inside.

Storage Handling:

Short-term storage recommendation (7 days or less)

  • 32-36° F/0-2° C
  • 90-98% relative humidity
7 to 10 days.

Yellow color (loss of green) can develop if peas are exposed to ethylene gas. Store away from ethylene-producing fruits and ripening rooms.

Improper storage can adversely affect peas:

  • Wilting and shriveling may occur if held at low humidity.
  • Loss of flavor can be caused by high temperatures.

NOTE: Shelled peas are more perishable than peas in pods.

Usage Ideas:

  • Steam sugar snap, snow, and English peas until tender; stir in sweet butter and chervil; serve with roasted chicken.
  • Add peas to vegetable-tempeh stir-fries.

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