Spring Vegetable Guide

How to choose the best vegetables for the spring season.


Only about 5 percent of the peas grown in the world are actually eaten fresh—most are frozen or canned. Do your part to boost the statistics by indulging in fresh spring peas—snap, snow or English shelling. Choose snow peas or snap peas if you’re looking for the tasty edible pods to throw in a salad or to simply sauté and choose shelling varieties for the fun-to-open pods full of little green gems.

What You Get: Bursting with nutrients, peas are a very good source of vitamin K, manganese, vitamin C, iron, fiber, vitamin B1 and folate, as well as a good source of a host of other vitamins and minerals.

Shopping Tip: Look for peas with light, bright coloring without any brown, bruised, withering ends.

Storage Tip: Refrigerate peas for 2 to 4 days.

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