Sugar Peas Citsaro Green Smile- Sugar peas are still the most popular vegetable grown in the garden. They are an excellent source of fibre, as well as of protein and of iron. Homegrown peas are unmatched even at a garden stand. Just the drive home makes a difference in the flavor and texture of fresh peas. The moment they are picked, they begin to lose their sweetness and increase the starchiness, to cook and eat them quickly.