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sugar snap pea

Also called sugar pea, this sweet pea is a cross between the english pea and the snow pea. It's entirely edible—pod and all. Sugar snap peas are available year-round. Choose plump, crisp pods with a bright green color. Refrigerate in a plastic bag for up to 3 days. Sugar snap peas should be served raw or only briefly cooked in order to retain their crisp texture. See also pea.