Health Benefits of Snow Peas
by Elise Peck
Snow peas are tasty tender legumes that can be tossed into a stir-fry for a healthy nourishing meal.
Snow peas have been used for many years in Chinese stir-fry cuisine dishes because of their tenderness and crisp texture. However, snow peas can and should be eaten more often tossed in salads or served up as a side dish with a meal due to the many health benefits they can provide for our bodies.
What Are Snow Peas?
Snow peas are flat crisp tender legumes that grow inside firm bright green pods that are just as editable as the peas inside, which is why the pods are usually left on the snow peas for eating. Each pod contains up to seven peas and is about 3 inches in length. These tender green legumes grow in garden on trellis to help support the vines they grow off. Once the snow peas have reached full size, they are harvested and taken directly into the kitchen and used in meals or salads right away to help keep their texture and flavor. Snow peas have a hearty sweet flavor to them that goes good with any stew, soup, salad, casserole, and stir-fry or pasta dish.
Nutrients in Snow Peas
Snow peas are extremely healthy to munch on due to the potent healthy nutrients in them that are nourishing to our bodies and protective of our health. The nutrients in snow peas are fiber, carbohydrates, protein, vitamins A and C, healthy fats, iron, potassium, magnesium, folic acid and antioxidants. These nutrients have the ability to relieve and prevent inflammation, cancers, eye diseases, scurvies and digestive issues naturally.
Who Can Benefit from Eating Snow Peas?
Those who can benefit from eating snow peas are those who suffer from asthma, autoimmune disease, arthritis, IBS and gout because snow peas have anti-inflammatory properties in them that can help relieve the inflammation that usually comes from those types of diseases. People who need help treating the cold, flu or other type of infections should consider tossing snow peas into a bowl of chicken noodle soup due to the high content of vitamin C they contains.
We all know vitamin C is essential for boosting the immune system to help fight off illnesses naturally and effectively. Those of you who know you have weak capillaries should consider tossing raw snow peas into salads to help support and strengthen them with the flavoniods you can get by eating snow peas regularly. Some of you suffering from cataracts or at risk of developing this eye disease can help treat and prevent the disease. Snow peas are also good for everyone to eat a few times a week to help get fiber into the diet to help keep our digestive tracts working and functioning properly. When our digestive tracts are not working properly toxins and waste tend to build up in our bodies making us ill.