MANGETOUT

Mangetout is full of taste with its fine and slender, almost translucent pods containing tiny, very tender young peas. The whole pod is eaten.

Mangetout originated in Southeast Asia, and is also known as Snow Peas.

MANGETOUT are classed as a vegetable.

Tips

Mangetout is excellent in stir-fries. It can also be boiled or steamed and served as a vegetable accompaniment. To retain flavour and texture, dont overcook.

Nutritional Information

Typical values per 100g (cooked): energy 33 kcal, 139 kJ; protein 3.6g; carbohydrate 4.2g; fat 0.2g.

Preparation

Wash thoroughly, top and tail by cutting a small section from both ends.

Storage

Store in a refrigerator for 1-2 days.

Choosing

Look for small, bright-green, crisp pods with fresh-looking stalks. Mangetout pods should be flat with only a hint of gentle swelling where the peas lie.

Fun Fact

Their name comes from the French term which literally means eat all.

Availability

Shown below is where this item grows in the world and where it may come from when you buy it at your supermarket or local shop.

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Guatemala
Kenya
Zambia