Due to their vitamin C, vitamin K and fibre content, both sugar snap and snow peas may offer various health benefits, including reduced heart disease risk, improved blood pressure control, gut health and weight loss.
They have a mild flavour and can be eaten raw or cooked. Snap peas are a cross between a snow pea and a garden pea. They can also be eaten whole, raw, or cooked, but they possess a sweet flavour, are juicy, crunchy, and will “snap” when you break them in half.
Sugar snaps have a rounder shape than mangetout, a crunchy texture and a very sweet flavour. Mangetout is flat with very small peas inside and has a mild flavour. They are also called snow peas. … During cooking, the sugar snaps stay crunchy and green.
Edible pod peas, also called mangetout (eat-all) were first developed by the Dutch and Eng- lish in the early 17th century. Sugar snap peas, which are a cross between English and snow peas, were probably developed in the late 17th century, but they did not become commonly available until the 1970s.