Organic Yellow 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, yellow split peas are low in fat and high in protein and fiber. Another great addition to today’s heart-healthy diet!
Yellow split peas are a soft, yellow color and have a milder flavor than the closely related green split pea. Both yellow and green split peas are nutritionally similar and lend themselves well to soups where you can enhance their flavor with select ingredients. Yellow split peas may lose some of their shape when cooked, but like our Green Split Peas, 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.
Yellow Split Peas are a good source of zinc, important for immune health.
Yellow 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.
Yellow 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.
We may be more familiar with split peas as a main course, but in China they are enjoyed as a dessert - Coconut and Split Pea Pudding.
There is little difference between Green and Yellow split peas. They are nutritionally very similar, just different colors.