Canned Pea Pods
A pea pod is most commonly the small spherical seed or the seed-pod of the legume Pisum sativum. Each pod contains several peas. Although it is botanically a fruit it is treated as a vegetable in cooking. Nature packages green peas in several different forms all of which have a vibrantly delicious flavor, wonderful texture and a wealth of health-promoting nutrients. They are a very good source of vitamin K, dietary fiber, folic acid and a good source of vitamin B6.
There are three different types of peas, each suited to different ways of eating them - snap peas, snow peas, and shelling peas. Depending on the variety, pea plants may either grow as a bush, keeping themselves compact and low to the ground, or as a vine, climbing up and around structures and other plants.