Pea Tendril Microgreens

The Microgreen

Pea tendrils, also known as pea shoots, are the young leaves, stems, vines, and flowers of a pea plant.  All the parts of the plant are edible. The type of pea plant is typically either a snow pea or a shelling pea, and the original variety will have an impact on the taste of the tendrils. The pea tendrils are harvested before pea pods have developed, and depending on the maturity of the plant, there may only be small shoots with leaves or there may be long stems with leaves, flowers, and vines. The different parts of the plant have different textures (also depending on maturity) and the stem in particular can be crunchy and crisp.

  • Green leaves, bright green stems
  • Fully edible leaves and stem
  • Roughly 6-8 inches

The Flavour

In taste pea tendril microgreens are slightly sweet, with a mild bitter aftertaste, and they have a nutty undertone.  The leaves have a texture similar to spinach, although not as delicate.

  • Light and sweet Pea flavour 
  • Mild aftertaste
  • Nutty and sweet undertones
  • Mild crunch

Nutritional Info

Nutrient

Per 100g

%RDI

Vitamin C (mg) 69 115%
Vitamin A (µg) 407 51%
Folic Acid (µg) 57 29%
Calories 18
Protein (g) 3.1
Carbohydrates (g) 0.2
of which sugars (g) 0.2
Fat (g) 0.6
of which saturates (g) 0.1
Fibre (g) 2.0
Sodium (g) 0.02

How To Use

Pea Tendrils have a light and sweet flavour, bringing a pop of freshness to dishes with rich and earthy flavours.

We recommend using Pea Tendrils in/on:

  • Wraps
  • Garnishes
  • Salads
  • Sandwiches
  • Burgers
  • Soups

To see how you can integrate microgreens into your diet browse Our Recipes.