Are English peas and sweet peas the same?
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Accordingly, are English peas and sweet peas the same thing?
English peas, garden peas, or sweet peas generally refer to the same thing and are the spherical variety often found in packages of frozen peas that many of us grew up chasing around our dinner plates. They grow in pods that are too fibrous to ingest, thus they are shelled and the pods discarded.
One may also ask, are the peas on sweet peas edible? Sweet peas will keep flowering if you pick the flowers regularly - a good excuse to have some beautiful flowers in your home. Remember- sweet pea seed pods look similar to edible pea pods but they are poisonous and must not be eaten.
Moreover, are snap peas the same as sweet peas?
Sweet peas provide fragrant and attractive flowers in gardens and containers. Sugar snap peas are one type of pea plant that provides a tasty vegetable. The thick but tender pods with immature peas inside add variety to vegetable trays and stir-fry dishes.
Are English peas a fruit or vegetable?
They are fleshy and don't look like stems or leaves, but they are not fruit. The pea (or bean) is the seed. They all grow in the same kind of pod that is the fruit, and are very high in protein. The plant, the pod and the vegetable are all called legumes, Litt said.