The peas are mainly used as healthy snack, just to be eaten directly from the pods. The pod can easily be opened with a light pressure on the outside of the curve. Then the pod can be split into two, only held together at the flower end of the pod. The peas can then easily be eaten directly from the open two-parted pod.
The fresh unshelled peas can also be used directly in salads.
Also used in a traditional way by cooking, fresh unshelled peas add an extra flavor experience to the meal compared with the frozen or canned peas.