Sugar snap peas, also known as snowpeas, are NOT technically primal or paleo.
Does it really matter?
When it comes to deciding whether or not you are going to eat a food is that what you ask yourself? I look at it a little bit but I am more concerned with the overall nutrition content and whether or not it’s simply going to do any damage to my body.
Sugar snap peas are legumes just like green beans. But, as I stated about 2 weeks ago, I personally love green beans and therefore enjoy them regularly. I don’t eat sugar snap peas as frequently as green beans but to me they are very similar. Sure, there are peas inside but they are small just like the beans in a green bean. I have no idea if the lectin content is low like it is in green beans but it seems as if this is so.
One cup of sugar snap peas are full of vitamins and minerals including Vitamin C, A, K, Thiamin, Iron, etc. It also has a lot of fiber and is a great source of protein as well (not nearly as good as animal foods though!). But, should one who eats a primal or paleo diet consume snowpeas?
That choice is yours.
Like I said before, I eat them and do fine. I love them. They are simple and are available at my local farmers market. I enjoyed them last night with a beef stir fry.
Feel free to use them as part of your 20% if you desire. Or just eat them because you want to eat them. None of us are perfect. Striving for perfection is great but some of us need to let go a little more.
The choice is yours. Do you eat sugar snap peas? Leave a comment below.