Pea Shoots

Spring, Fall

Health Benefits

Pea shoots are high in Vitamin K and are also notable for Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and Folic Acid. .

History

Traditionally used in Asian foods, pea shoots were introduced to America by Hmong immigrants seeking refuge. Though pea sprouts have been part of our diet for a while, pea shoots differ in that they are more mature than sprouts and have small stems, some leaves, tendrils, and occasionally small blossoms.,

Recipes to Try

How to Store

Use pea shoots within 2-3 days. To store them, keep them in the crisper in an airtight container, paper bag, or wrapped in a paper towel.

How to Prepare

Use pea shoots raw or briefly and lightly cooked for the best nutritional value. Add to dishes of already cooked foods to absorb some heat, or toss in at the end of cooking other ingredients.

Ways to Enjoy

Try pea shoots in salads, stir fries, or as garnish for the likes of red meats, starches, or pizza.

Health Benefits

Pea shoots are high in Vitamin K and are also notable for Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and Folic Acid. .

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