HOW TO STORE PEAS FOR A LONG TIME

How to store peas for a long time

How to store peas for a long time

Peas  are great source of fiber, promote heart health, and help support the immune system. But if you cook peas often, you may find that it is almost wasted. The good news is that there are different ways to store peas in the refrigerator, so they last all week. And if you want to keep your peas for a long time, they will stay fresh in the freezer for a year.

Therefore, whether you like simple boiled peas with butter and salt, or something a little complicated, like a burnt snap beans and burrata salad, you can prolong their freshness with these easy storage tips. 

Read on for tips on how to store peas!

How to store fresh peas
 
Like any other type of product, the best time to eat peas is shortly after they are harvested. This is because the sugar in the peas begins to turn into starch, which causes them to turn brown as they begin to spoil. The key to keeping peas fresh for as long as possible is to put them in a resealable plastic bag or food storage container and store them in the drawer of your fridge for up to a week. Storage bags with holes are important, because peas need a cool temperature and humidity to stay fresh.

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How to store cooked peas

If you have leftover cooked peas, you'll want to store them differently than fresh peas. Instead of storing them in an airtight container, you'll want to put them in an airtight container to keep moisture out. Another tip is to store cooked peas in a shallow container with a lid. Spreading your peas out as much as possible will help prevent moisture during the week. These two tips can help your baked peas last a week in the fridge.

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 Can you freeze peas

It's always a good idea to keep a bag of peas in your freezer for easy weekday meals and school lunches. If you have leftover cooked peas and you can't use them within a week, washing them is a great option to reduce food waste. 

Just spread the peas on a baking sheet covered with parchment and put them in the freezer for about an hour. Once frozen, transfer the peas to a freezer bag or container and store for up to a year. If you want to enjoy peas at their best, try eating frozen peas within eight months.

 
Frozen peas can be used in many dishes, such as hot pasta or stir-fries. All you have to do is bake the frozen peas for a few hours at room temperature, or you can quickly cook them for about 20 seconds.

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