Babyfood, vegetables, peas, strained

Fun Facts

  1. Frozen peas are better able to retain their color, texture, and flavor than canned peas. Recent research has confirmed that these “important sensory characteristics” of green peas are not affected by freezing over periods of 1-3 months.
  2. Both canned and frozen peas may contain relatively high levels of sodium. Unless labeled as “low sodium” or “reduced sodium” or containing “50% less sodium” or something similar, you can expect to find 650-800 milligrams of sodium in one cup of canned green peas. Some of this sodium can be removed by thorough rinsing, and we definitely encourage you to do so. Reduced sodium canned peas will often bring the sodium content down to 250-300 milligrams of sodium.
  3. Garden peas are generally available from spring through the beginning of winter. Snow peas can usually be found throughout the year in Asian markets and from spring through the beginning of winter in supermarkets.
  4. Snap peas are more limited in their availability. They are generally available from late spring through early summer.

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