How to Store and Preserve Green Peas at Home

Updated on February 7, 2020
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Shelled Green Peas Stored in the Freezer
Shelled Green Peas Stored in the Freezer

It's Easy to Preserve Green Peas at Home

Green peas are very nutritious and tasty as well. They are rich with carbohydrates, and they are a good balance of protein and carbs, too. They are a good source of vitamin B and they have some fiber, vitamins, and minerals, too.

This veggie is seasonal. During winter, it is abundant. Hence, peas are cheap during winter. You can buy them, shell them, and store the seeds for your future use. Here is an easy method to store them for a longer time in your freezer. You can use them as and when required. These green peas will be as fresh and just as tasty as the freshly shelled ones. Let's learn how to preserve them for months.

Important Tips for Preserving Green Peas at Home

  1. Select good quality green pea pods. Discard the damaged seeds. Preserve only the good quality green peas.
  2. Adding sugar is mainly to retain green peas color and also to make it sweeter.
  3. In the last step, use ice cold water or water with ice cubes to immerse green peas.
  4. You can also store them in air-tight containers. However, storing in polythene bags with zip-lock is more convenient to keep in the freezer, as they occupy less space.

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Step one: Take shelled green peas.Step two: Heat enough water to immerse them completely.Step three: Add two tea spoons of sugar. Let the mix come to a boil. Stir the mix.Boiling sugar-water mix.Step four: Add green peas. Keep the heat high. Stir it. Turn off the heat after two minutes.Step five: strain it immediately.Step six: Immerse it in ice cold water. Alternatively, you can take normal water and add ice cubes to it. Keep it like that until green peas and the water becomes completely cold.Step seven: Strain once again.Step eight: Fill it in small polythene bags. Lock the zip. It should be air-tight. green peas ready for preservationStep nine: Keep the bags inside the freezer. Use them whenever you desire. You can also store them in air-tight containers. However, zip-lock polythene bags are more convenient to store, as they occupy less space in the freezer.
Step one: Take shelled green peas.
Step one: Take shelled green peas.
Step two: Heat enough water to immerse them completely.
Step two: Heat enough water to immerse them completely.
Step three: Add two tea spoons of sugar. Let the mix come to a boil. Stir the mix.
Step three: Add two tea spoons of sugar. Let the mix come to a boil. Stir the mix.
Boiling sugar-water mix.
Boiling sugar-water mix.
Step four: Add green peas. Keep the heat high. Stir it. Turn off the heat after two minutes.
Step four: Add green peas. Keep the heat high. Stir it. Turn off the heat after two minutes.
Step five: strain it immediately.
Step five: strain it immediately.
Step six: Immerse it in ice cold water. Alternatively, you can take normal water and add ice cubes to it. Keep it like that until green peas and the water becomes completely cold.
Step six: Immerse it in ice cold water. Alternatively, you can take normal water and add ice cubes to it. Keep it like that until green peas and the water becomes completely cold.
Step seven: Strain once again.
Step seven: Strain once again.
Step eight: Fill it in small polythene bags. Lock the zip. It should be air-tight.
Step eight: Fill it in small polythene bags. Lock the zip. It should be air-tight.
green peas ready for preservation
green peas ready for preservation
Step nine: Keep the bags inside the freezer. Use them whenever you desire. You can also store them in air-tight containers. However, zip-lock polythene bags are more convenient to store, as they occupy less space in the freezer.
Step nine: Keep the bags inside the freezer. Use them whenever you desire. You can also store them in air-tight containers. However, zip-lock polythene bags are more convenient to store, as they occupy less space in the freezer.

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Preserving Green Peas at Home

  1. Shell the green peas. Collect about 750 grams of peas in a bowl.
  2. Pour some water into a saucepan. You have to have enough water to comfortably immerse the fresh peas in it.
  3. Heat the water. When the water is about to boil, add 2 teaspoons of sugar. Mix well.
  4. Now, add the green peas. Stir once. Keep the heat medium-high for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  5. Adding sugar is mainly to keep the color intact and also to make it all a bit sweeter.
  6. Immediately pass the beans through a sieve. Next, quickly immerse them in ice-cold water or in normal water with ice pieces. Keep the peas here until they become completely cold.
  7. Once again, pass them through a sieve. Collect the green peas.
  8. Now, put the peas into small polythene bags with a ziplock. Make them air-tight.
  9. Keep these bags in the deep freezer.
  10. Use them whenever you want.
  11. These green peas are as tasty and colorful as the fresh ones. They cook faster.

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  • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

    ShailaSheshadri 

    2 years ago from Bengaluru

    Yeah. Thanks. Store them when they are abundant and cheap. Use them always!

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    Louise Powles 

    2 years ago from Norfolk, England

    There's some good advice there. I love peas.

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