Marrowfat processed peas
Marrowfat processed peas are matured peas allowed to grow to full maturity and dry out naturally in field. While garden peas are harvested earlier while young. Highly exportable the marrowfat has good color are larger starchier made into mushy peas, some have thin skins with soft texture.
Difference between Frozen peas and Marrowfat peas
The difference between frozen peas and marrowfat peas is mainly the size or age. Marrowfat peas are allowed to grow to full maturity made to dry. They are larger than regular peas with starchy content.
Types of peas
There are 3 main types of garden pod peas. We have the English peas (Pisum sativum, var. sativum), Snow Peas (Pisum sativum var. saccharatum) and Sugar Snap Peas (Pisum sativum var. marcrocarpon).
Sugar Snap Peas
Sugar Snap Peas are a cross between Snow and English peas. They have edible crispy pods require well-drained loamy soul, full to partial sun USDA growing zones 3 -11. Verities of Sugar snap are super sugar snap, sugar daddy, Cascadia sugar Ann.
- super sugar snap
- sugar daddy
- Cascadia sugar Ann
Different types of English peas are tall telephone, maestro, and Lincoln green arrow. English peas are left to mature fully and don’t have edible pods. Soil type loamy they require full to partial sun with USDA growing zones 2-9.
- Tall telephone
- Lincoln green arrow
Snow peas are China pea pods with flat edible pods. Soil needs for Snow peas are enriched soil sun exposure full to partial USDA growing zones 2-9. Verities of snow peas are Oregon Giant, Oregon sugar pod, Mammoth, Melting Sugar and Golden Sweet.
- Oregon Giant
- Oregon sugar pod
- Melting Sugar
- Golden Sweet
Ingredients and nutritional value of Marrowfat processed peas
There are a few ingredients in Marrowfat processed peas. Ingredients are processed peas, water, salt and sugar. Nutritional value per 100g are energy 374kj/88kcal, protein 6.7g. Others are carbohydrate 13.8g of which sugar 1.4g. More are dietary fiber 59g, sodium 0.3g, salt equivalent 0.84g, fat 0.7g of which saturates 0.3g.
|of which sugar||1.4g|
|of which saturates||0.3g|
Incorporate the pea processing business as a limited liability company. Register a business name including tax identification. Others are NAFDAC registration number, health safety inspection certification. Use appropriate quality control, labeling, batch number and best before on label.
The factory size or floor plan depends on the type of machinery or capacity. The location requires adequate utility, electricity, water, accessible roads. Labor requirements depends on the capacity, type of machinery or output.
A specialized harvesting equipment is used to remove the peas from their pods. Invest in customized canned food production whole line canned green pea’s machinery.
More equipment are the Elevator to carry grains, flotation washer, conveyor and recovery drum. We have the cooler washing tank, pea prodder, blancher, freezer cold room, weighing scale, filling machine, packing machine.
Pea Processing Equipment
- whole line canned green pea’s machinery
- Elevator to carry grains
- Flotation washer
- Recovery drum
- Cooler washing tank
- Pea prodder
- Freezer cold room
- Weighing scale
- Filling machine
- Packing machine
Peas are very popular in the United Kingdom, China and exported worldwide. There are different varieties used in stews, broths, soups, salads. Verities sold include mushy peas, canned peas, frozen peas or Marrowfat peas. Top producers are China, United Kingdom, France and Canada. Characteristics of the plant are edible seeds with shell pods, low vines.
Peas once ready for harvest are extracted from the pea pods frozen or refrigerated. Some are treated to preserve shelf life for longer storage while others are dried processed in factories reconstituted, dye applied.
Green Peas Processing
The first stage in green peas processing is to remove foreign particles like pods or leaves. The peas are then washed to remove stems, sand or stones. It then goes to the blancher/cooling in clincher then kept in freezer to chill all products maintain temperature -20 degrees C. Finally they are weighed, filled and packaged.
Remove foreign particles – washing – blancher – cooling – freezer chilling – weighing – filling – packaging
Marketing considerations include good quality control, appropriate branding and promotions. Use different advertisement media to reach wholesalers of the product.