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What happens if you eat sweet peas?
Last Updated: 13th February, 2020
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Regarding this, can you eat sweet peas?
Sweet peas will keep flowering if you pick the flowers regularly - a good excuse to have some beautiful flowers in your home. Remember- sweet pea seed pods look similar to edible pea pods but they are poisonous and must not be eaten.
Subsequently, question is, what to do with pods on sweet peas? Bring the seedpods indoors and remove the seeds from the pods. Line a flat surface, such as a countertop or cookie sheet, with newspaper and let the seeds dry for about three days. Once dry, put them in a freezer bag or Mason jar with a tight-fitting lid to keep them dry. Store them in a cool place until planting time.
Also to know, are sweet peas poisonous to cats?
Toxicity. The toxin in sweet pea is known as beta-aminopropionitrile and it's mostly contained in the mature seeds of the plant. Although it is more of a threat to grazing animals, who are more likely to consume a large amount, if your cat eats the plant it can have an adverse effect.
Is Sweet Pea poisonous?
Sweet Pea Toxicity. The seeds of sweet peas are mildly poisonous containing lathyrogens that, if ingested, in large quantities can cause a condition called Lathyrus. There is a related species called Lathyrus sativus, which is cultivated for consumption by humans and animals.