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Carbs in Snap Peas/Snow Peas

Carb, Calorie, and Health Info for Sugar Snap Peas and Snow Peas


Updated May 19, 2014

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Regular garden peas are fairly starchy, but some types of peas have tender edible pods, and they have very little starch. Snow peas (also called Chinese pea pods) have very small peas inside, while sugar snap peas (also called snap peas) have slightly larger ones.

Carbohydrate and Fiber in Sugar Snap Peas/Snow Peas

  • ½ cup edible pea pods, chopped, raw: 2.5 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 1 grams fiber and 21 calories

  • ½ cup cooked edible pea pods: 3 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber and 32 calories

  • 4 oz (¼ lb) edible pea pods, raw: 6 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 3 grams fiber and 47 calories

Glycemic Index for Peas

As with most non-starchy vegetables, there is no scientific study of the glycemic index of edible pea pods.

More Information about the Glycemic Index

Glycemic Load of Peas

  • ½ cup edible pea pods, raw: 1
  • ½ cup cooked edible pea pods: 2

  • 4 oz (¼ lb) edible pea pods, raw: 3

More Information About the Glycemic Load

Health Benefits of Peas

Peas are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and vitamin A. They are a very good source of magnesium, iron, and folate, and a good source of thiamin and lutein.

More Information About Snap or Snow Peas at Calorie Count.

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Leroux, MarcusFoster-Powell, Kaye, Holt, Susanna and Brand-Miller, Janette. "International table of glycemic index and glycemic load values: 2002." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vol. 76, No. 1, 5-56, (2002).

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 20.

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