The crunchy almost translucent pods hide some very tiny, tender peas. Tasting very similar to peas, these are a great addition to stir fires and salads or lightly steamed as a side dish.
Reasons to eat mangetout:
Packed with Vitamin C for optimal immune functioning and healthy skin.
The potassium, folate, and antioxidant content of mangetout have been shown to provide neurological benefits. Folate reduces the occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline. Potassium has been linked to increase blood flow to the brain, and enhance cognition, concentration, and neural activity.
One cup of mangetout contains half of the needed vitamin K - this amount modifies bone matrix proteins, improves calcium absorption, prevents bone loss and osteoporosis.
They are a really good source of quality protein making them a great meat substitute.