Snow peas, also known as Chinese sugar peas, are immature pea pods in the legume family vegetables, commonly featuring in stir-fried dishes. They primarily differ from the common garden peas in that their whole pod, including peel, is eaten.

Snow and snap peas feature almost similar nutrition compositions. They both carry relatively fewer calories than that green shelling peas (English peas). 100 g snow pea pods provide just 42 calories against 81 calories of garden peas. Nonetheless, snow pea pods indeed hold more vitamins, minerals, and other plant nutrients than traditional shelling peas.

Since snow peas are eaten along with skin, they carry relatively more fiber than garden peas. Dietary fiber helps in smooth bowel movements, reduce blood cholesterol levels, and obesity.

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