The Chinese pea, poorly named Pea, is a legume or legume. They are short, flattened, green, without large grain pods. Do not shell, it is consumed its pod, as it is very tender and soft.
It is observed in the firm, smooth, smooth, and satin texture of its sheath. Intense Green Color. When you go to buy the product in the supermarket, we recommend:
- Observe that the display site is clean and adequately refrigerated.
- Choose the products, preferably in this order: vegetables, fruits, eggs, cheeses and dairy in general, after the products of pantry, but before the meats, poultry, fish and shellfish.
- When you reach your destination refrigerate, so that the “cold chain” of the same is not interrupted.
The Chinese pea is always cooked. It is used for stews or stews with meats and other kinds of vegetables. They can also be sautéed in low fat and used alone or with other vegetables, as garnish (accompaniment) for meats or with rice. They are of soft flavor and tender texture.
In closed plastic bag they are kept very well for approximately 30 days. Do not freeze raw because it alters its texture. And if they freeze they should be used for creams, stews or stews. The duration depends also on its freshness at the time of the purchase.
Cool. Freeze. Duration: 1 month or more. 1 month aprox.
They can replace the beans or peas (if not at the moment), to give that touch of green color we need in some preparations like rice, cutting in small pieces.
Nutrients and properties:
The Chinese pea, provide fiber, a very important aspect to keep the digestive system healthy, facilitating digestion and combating constipation. Fiber also helps reduce the levels of “bad” (LDL) cholesterol. (See nutrient content and its benefits in vegetables). Note: Periodically check the condition of the product, its storage and maintenance, in order to be able to consume it in time.