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Sugar snaps

Sugar snaps are a cross between a pea and mange tout. Sugar snaps are long and have bright green skin. They are crunchy and contain lovely sweet and juicy peas. Because of these big, round peas the sugar snaps are somewhat more rounded than the mange tout.
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Sugar snaps are a pea variety eaten whole in the pod. Fresh sugar snaps make a snapping sound when the pod is broken. They have a sweeter flavour than garden peas; in fact they are the sweetest of all the pea varieties.
The ideal teperature of Sugar snaps

Storage advice

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

Sugar snaps - EgyptEgypt Sugar snaps - EthiopiaEthiopia Sugar snaps - GuatemalaGuatemala Sugar snaps - PeruPeru Sugar snaps - ZambiaZambia Sugar snaps - ZimbabweZimbabwe

Growing and harvesting

Sugar snaps 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 sugar snaps will have matured into pods that can be picked by hand and placed in plastic crates. The harvesting season lasts four to six weeks. At the packing station, the stalks are removed from the sugar snaps. The sugar snaps 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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