Peas are hardy vegetables that grow in lovely green pods. The pods of mature peas are often too tough and stringy, so the peas should be removed before cooking. Peas are small and round with a lively green colour. They have a soft texture and a subtly sweet flavour. They are often eaten alone as a side dish or cooked into soups and casseroles. They are also lovely as part of a salad.
Choose peas in bright green pods with no yellow tinges or black spots. Store
peas in a perforated plastic bag in the fridge for up to four days.