Organic Green Split Peas
Non-GMO | Kosher
Dried peas, part of the legume family, have grown in Asia and Europe since prehistoric times. Split Peas - when the outer layer of the pea is removed and the pea is split in half – don’t need to be soaked and cook quickly, making them a great candidate for pea soup. In fact, it seems that almost every Western country has a version of split pea soup, from traditional Dutch “snert” using green split peas, to the familiar Quebecois-favourite, yellow split pea and ham soup. Like other legumes, green split peas are low in fat and high in protein and fiber. Another great addition to today’s heart-healthy diet!
Green split peas are similar in taste and texture to yellow split peas, but are set apart by their beautiful green color. Both green and yellow split peas are nutritionally similar and lend themselves well to soups where you can enhance their sweet flavor with select ingredients. Green split peas may lose some of their shape when cooked, but they lose none of their taste!
Basic Cooking Instructions:
Sort and rinse split peas before use. Bring 3 cups of water and 1 cup of split peas to a boil. Add 1 tsp salt. Reduce to medium to low heat and cook uncovered for 20–30 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Yields 2 cups.
Package should be carefully resealed after each use. Store in a cool dry place.
They are naturally gluten-free and low in sodium.
Green Split Peas are high in protein. When paired with rice, split peas provide a complete vegetarian source of protein.
According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, a vegetarian-based diet can help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke by contributing to lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and lower weight.
Green Split Peas are good sources of both soluble and insoluble fiber. A high fiber diet has been shown to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure, improve digestion, help to lower blood sugar levels, and contribute to healthy weight.
“Pease Porridge Hot” is a popular, old English nursery rhyme about 9-day old pea soup, written in the mid-1700’s
There are more than 1000 varieties of peas.
There is a Chinese dessert made of dried peas cooked with sugar and then fried.
There is little difference between Green and Yellow split peas. They are nutritionally very similar, just different colors.