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Mangetout are bright green flat legumes and are also called snowpeas.
The outside skin has a smooth and crunchy structure, the inside contains soft peas. Mangetout have a mild and sweet flavour. The mangetout variety we import are the Atitlan, Suprema and Kaqchiquel. These legumes have a maximum length of 8 cm and are 2 cm in diameter.
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Mangetout is a legume or, more specifically, a variety of pea that is eaten whole in the pod. The pods are thin and flat. Normally, it is possible to see the shadows of the small flat peas inside the pods. Each pod contains five to seven seeds. Mangetout have a milder, sweeter flavour than garden peas.
The ideal teperature of mangetout

Storage advice

Mangetout are kept refrigerated in storage and during transport. The ideal temperature during transport is between 2 and 4 degrees Celsius. At home the mangetout need to be kept in the fridge.
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Origin Nature's Pride mangetout

mangetout - EgyptEgypt mangetout - EthiopiaEthiopia mangetout - GuatemalaGuatemala mangetout - PeruPeru mangetout - ZambiaZambia mangetout - ZimbabweZimbabwe

Growing and harvesting

Mangetout are climbers. Wooden stakes are placed in the soil and
tied with twine to create a trellis to support the plants. This gives the plants a frame to climb up and avoids direct contact with the soil thereby preventing diseases. After about 90 days, the mangetout will have matured into pods that can be picked by hand and placed in plastic crates. At the packing station, the stalks are removed from the mangetout. The mangetout are cooled, graded and finally packed before making the journey - often by ship - to Nature's Pride.
Mayan Pride Project
Guatemala suffers from high unemployment rates, emigration and poverty in rural areas. There is little work for the growers. However, there are still opportunities as Guatemala has a perfect climate to grow high quality vegetables. Natures´ Pride and its supplier Ghortex, who has been trading and growing sugar snaps and mange tout for years, have joined forces to increase the production of local growers.
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