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Fresh peas are a good, low-fat protein source. They are all rich in vitamin C, while green peas also contain folate and thiamin. Pea pods offer measurable potassium.
*Cooked edible-pod peas contain twice as much vitamin C as green peas. If they are eaten raw or just barely cooked, their vitamin C levels are even higher.
*Sugar snap peas have a thin, edible pod enclosing good-sized peas; both pod and peas are super-sweet. Because their peas are more fully developed, sugar snaps are somewhat higher in protein than snow peas.