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How to Store Peas - Shelling

General How to Store Pea Info

If not using immediately, refrigerate all varieties of peas as quickly as possible to lessen the amount of sugar content that will turn into starch.

Short Term Shelled Pea Pods Storage

Shell peas don't have much of a shelf life, don't store them in their pods or shelled for very long. Store pods in a plastic bag in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator and use them within 2 to 3 days.

Shelled Pea Pods Long Term Storage

Shell peas: Once they're shelled, the best way to store peas is to freeze them. First blanch them for 2 minutes in boiling water and then shock them in an ice-water bath until cool, to help maintain their bright color. Drain and freeze them in airtight plastic bags. They will keep for 5 to 6 months.

Pea Side Notes

There are two common varieties of peas: green garden peas (need to be shelled) and edible-pod peas (eaten whole). Of the edible pod variety, snow peas and sugar snap peas are the most common; however, there are differences in the appearances between these two non-shelled types. Snap peas have crisp, plump edible pods, and snow peas, sometimes called Chinese pea pods, are flat edible pods.

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