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. After splitting into the two parts, the end is hold together by the flower base. The peas can then easily be eaten directly from the open pod.
The fresh unshelled peas can also be used directly in salads, or boiled traditionally just few minutes instead of using canned peas. The fresh peeled peas give an extra flavour to the meal.