The most common type of sugar snap peas is imported from Asia and the entire pea is used. Australian sugar snap peas are a different variety from the imported sugar snap pea as the pod is thicker and there is a stem attached. When selecting fresh peas look for bright green pods that are waxy to the touch. Store in the crisper section of the refrigerator. Imported sugar snap peas are available all year round, Australian sugar snap peas are available at certain times of the year.