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Healthy Food Database - Snowpeas

Snowpeas are also known as mangetout or Chinese peas. Mangetout is the French word for "eat it all" which is exactly what you do with snow peas. The edible pods are flat and thin and contain about 7 tiny, sweet peas.
Category: Legume
In Season: Spring Summer Autumn
To Buy: Choose crisp pods with bright green colour. Avoid flaccid, dry pods and any with signs of discolouration.
To Store: Refrigerate in the crisper section in a plastic bag for up to 3 days.
Tips & Tricks: Snowpeas need the strings removed. Snap the stalk off the end and pull the attached string down the length of the pod. It takes seconds. One serve is equal to about 10 snowpeas.

Nutrition (Per serve):

Weight (grams): 33
Carbohydrates, g: 1.6
Fat (g): 0.1
Monosaturated Fat , g: 0.0
Amines: Amines come the breakdown or fermentation of proteins. High amounts are found in cheese, chocolate, wine, beer and yeast extracts. Smaller amounts are present in some fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, avocados, bananas.

For those with sensitivities, low foods are almost never a problem, moderate and high foods may cause reactions, depending on how sensitive you are and how much is eaten. Very high foods will most often cause unwanted symptoms in sensitive individuals. No information available
Glutamates: Glutamate is found naturally in many foods, as part of protein. It enhances the flavour of food, which is why foods rich in natural glutamates such as tomatoes, mushrooms and cheeses are commonly used in meals. Pure monosodium glutamate (MSG) is used as an additive to artificially flavour many processed foods, and should be avoided, especially in sensitive individuals as it can cause serious adverse reactions. n/a
Energy (kJ): 51
Protein (g): 1.0
Saturated Fat, g : 0.0
Vitamin C: Antioxidant, anti inflammatory and immune-boosting, this vitamin has a range of uses. Is essential for collagen formation, therefore plays a role in wound healing. Fights infection and protects against free radical damage. Vitamin C helps maintain normal cholesterol levels, promotes the absorption of iron and counters the effects of stress as it is concentrated in the adrenal glands.

Contraindications:
Large doses can cause diaorrhea or gas.
Salicylates: Naturally occurring plant chemicals found in several fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs and spices, jams, honey, yeast extracts, tea and coffee, juices, beer and wines. Also present in flavourings, perfumes, scented toiletries and some medications.

For those with sensitivities, low foods are almost never a problem, moderate and high foods may cause reactions, depending on how sensitive you are and how much is eaten. Very high foods will most often cause unwanted symptoms in sensitive individuals. No information available

Cooking:

Cooking Tips: Snow peas are perfect lightly steamed with a small amount of lightly flavoured olive oil. They are excellent in stir-fries.

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

Cold and Flus

* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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