Split peas are dried, peeled, and split peas of Pisum sativum. Split peas are usually greenish-gray or yellow in color. Split peas are usually made into split pea soup or into pease pudding or pease porridge.
When peas are eaten fresh from picking, they are quite sweet. They are rich in protein, low in fat, and high in fiber. Yellow split peas are known to take much longer to cook than green split peas.
Peasmeal, a flour made from peas can also be made by grinding yellow peas.
A pea that has been sliced down its natural seam to aid in rapid drying.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Requires no pre-soaking, can be cooked in soup or boiled by itself.
Conserving and Storing
let cool, refrigerate