English peas, also known as garden peas, green peas, and shell peas, are grown on vines and unlike snow and sugar snap peas, their pods are too fibrous to eat. Although considered a vegetable, they are really a fruit since they contain seeds developed from a flower. Our English peas are carefully hand shucked, quickly packed and refrigerated, and sent out for distribution.
Crystal Valley has been growing Sugar Snaps, Snows, and English Peas since we began and they are some of our core products. We have consistent supply from Guatemala as well as Mexico and they are available 52 weeks a year.
Crystal Valley’s peas are already shucked (removed from the pod) for your convenience. Look for crisp, fresh, and green peas without blemishes. The fresher the better as the sugar content transforms into starch but refrigerating until use will slow down this process.
The delicate peas can be eaten fresh, cooked or dried. For cooking they can be stir-fried, boiled, or steamed or added to soups, rices, and salads. Crystal Valley also offers microwaveable packaging so you can steam them right in the bag.