SNOW peas from South Gippsland are in big demand at the moment, as supermarket customers seek to make salads and enjoy the outdoor life.
And there’s nothing better than some crisp, cool snow peas to add some refreshing summer bite to your salad.
The season locally has been an “up and down” one according to local growers and packers with cooler weather early limiting volumes and the hot weather of late causing some issues, getting the crops off in time.
But, yesterday, as the temperature peaked in the low 40s, pickers were out early in order to ensure that the peas came off in their best condition, ready for market.
About snow peas
Snow peas are also known as Chinese pea pods since they are often used in stir-fries. They are flat with very small peas inside; the whole pod is edible, although the tough “strings” along the edges are usually removed before eating. Snow peas are mildly flavored and can be served raw or cooked. They are ideal in either a stir fry or salads but can be served on their own lightly fried in sesame oil with pine nuts, garlic and a little mint.