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- In the shop : min. 0°C – 2°C
- Ethylene sensitivity: low
- Ethylene production: low
- At home: refrigerated
Snowpeas will keep for about two to three days in the fridge. They are best kept in a paper bag or an open, perforated plastic bag. Snow peas can also be frozen, but do blanch them for two minutes first.
Quality and ripeness
- Ripe snowpeas are sweet, crispy and thin.
- Fresh snowpeas have a clear green colour and a bright green stem.
Snowpeas can be boiled, steamed and stir-fried. They can be added to salads, stews, stir-fries and risottos. Their delicate taste goes with everything! They are easy to prepare by stir-frying them with chicken, Chinese cabbage, spring onion, onion and soy.
Snowpeas are very easy to prepare. Rinse them with water and remove both tips (top and bottom). When cutting off the tips, you can also remove the fleshy wire located along both sides of the snowpea. Boil or stir fry for 5 to 7 minutes. Rule of thumb: the younger the peas, the shorter their preparation times. When adding snowpeas to a salad or oven dish, blanch them for one minute so that they retain their firmness.