How to Store and Preserve Green Peas at Home

Updated on February 3, 2018
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Shelled Green Peas Stored in the Freezer

fresh green peas
fresh green peas

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 balance protein with the carbs too. They are a good source of vitamin B. They have some fiber, vitamins, and minerals, too.

This veggie is seasonal. During winter, they are abundant. Hence, they 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 as tasty like the freshly shelled ones.

Let's learn how to preserve them for months.

Some 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.

Shelled green peas stored in the freezer
Shelled green peas stored in the freezer

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

  1. Shell green peas. Collect about 750 g peas in a bowl.
  2. Pour some water to a sauce pan. You have to take enough water to comfortably immerse the fresh peas in it.
  3. Heat the water. When the water is about to boil, add 2 tea spoons of sugar. Mix well.
  4. Now, add green peas. Stir once. Keep the heat medium-high for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  5. Adding sugar is mainly to keep its' color intact and also to make it a bit sweeter.
  6. Immediately pass it through a sieve. Next, quickly immerse it in ice cold water or in normal water with ice pieces. Keep like that till the peas becomes completely cold.
  7. Once again pass it through a sieve. Collect the green peas.
  8. Now, fill the peas in small polythene bags with zip lock. 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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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.

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    • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

      ShailaSheshadri 

      8 months ago from Bengaluru

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

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      Louise Powles 

      8 months ago from Norfolk, England

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

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