Peas, Green, Split

$4.75

Grower: CSA KITCHEN CREATIONS

Certified Organic Green Split Peas from Ferris Organic Farms in Eaton Rapids, Michigan.

This product was repackaged in a non-certified organic kitchen, therefore cannot be labeled certified organic.

Split peas belong to the same family as beans and lentils; they are distinguished by their shape and the ways in which they are prepared. Dried peas have a spherical shape and are produced by harvesting and then drying mature pea pods. After peas are dried and the skins are removed, they split on their own. Green split peas offer many nutritional benefits, including being rich in protein and dietary fiber.

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Legumes, such as split green peas, are higher in dietary fiber than any other major food group. In addition, they are a rich source of energy-yielding complex carbohydrates. A 1/2-cup serving of cooked green split peas provides 144 calories, 10 grams of protein, less than 1 gram of fat, 26 grams of carbohydrates, 10 grams of dietary fiber, 2 milligrams of sodium and 0 milligrams cholesterol. Green split peas are particularly high in B vitamins and several minerals essential for human health.