Marrowfat peas are pisum sativum, green mature peas that have been allowed to dry out naturally in the field, rather than be harvested whilst still young like the normal garden pea.
- Marrowfat peas have large flattened green seeds.
- Canned for mushy peas
- Fried and roasted to produce a snack food, wasabi peas
- Extruded for snack food
- Soaked and cooked for processed peas
- An ingredient for soups
- Cooked and frozen
- Mushy pea fritters
- Quick soak marrowfat peas
They are grown on a wide range of soil types, mainly in the East, the Midlands and South of England.