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.
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.
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.
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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