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Green split peas are naturally low in fat and are a fantastic source of plant-based protein, fiber and antioxidants.
These split peas are a nutritious cupboard staple and have a natural mild sweetness with a creamy texture. They’re ideal for vegetarian and vegan diets, and make a delicious addition to many recipes such as soups, curries, stews and casseroles.
Green split peas are seeds derived from the Pisum sativum plant – the same plant that regular peas come from. The difference between green split peas and regular green peas is how they’re processed. In order to make a split pea, the green pea is peeled and dried, then split in half.
There are numerous health benefits to consuming these wholesome seeds such as their ability to help prevent certain chronic illnesses, such as cancer and heart disease.
Our organic green split peas are the perfect addition to a healthy diet, providing a rich flavour and colour to a wide range of recipes.
Green split peas are incredibly nutritious and contain nearly every vitamin and mineral you need including vitamins A, C and K, thiamine, folate, manganese, iron and phosphorus.
They’re a good source of fiber, containing 4g per 170g serving (1/2 cup).
They’re also high in protein and contain approximately 4g per 170g serving. .
These wholesome peas are naturally low in fat and contain only 62 calories per 170g.
Furthermore, green split peas are rich in polyphenol antioxidants, which are believed to be the reason behind many of their health benefits.
Potential health benefits
As green split peas are a nutrient-dense food, they contain plenty of valuable health benefits.
They keep you feeling fuller
Split green peas are very filling due to them being rich in plant-based protein and fiber.
Consuming protein raises the levels of specific hormones in the body that suppress appetite. Furthermore protein, together with fiber, slows down digestion keeping you feeling fuller.
A sufficient amount of protein and fiber in your diet can decrease the amount of calories you eat during the day by keeping appetite under control.
They promote healthy sugar control
Firstly, green split peas have a rather low glycemic index (GI) – this measures how fast your blood sugar increases after eating a certain food.
Studies have shown that consuming lots of low-GI foods helps to regulate blood sugar levels.
Secondly, research has shown that the fiber and protein contained in peas is beneficial for controlling blood sugar levels.
The positive effects that these peas have on blood sugar may decrease the risk of certain illnesses, such as heart disease and diabetes.
May support digestive health
Green split peas are rich in fiber which has been found to benefit digestion.
The fiber promotes digestive health by ensuring that the gut bacteria are kept healthy and by maintaining the waste flow through the digestive tract.
Can reduce the risk of heart disease
Green split peas contain magnesium, potassium and calcium which may help to prevent high blood pressure – a big risk factor for heart disease.
Their high fiber content has been found to reduce total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol – both of which raise the risk of heart disease.
May help to prevent cancer
Research has revealed that consuming green peas regularly can protect against cancer, mainly due to the antioxidants they contain and their ability to reduce inflammation.
Green split peas can prevent and manage diabetes
Their ability to keep blood sugar under control is important when it comes to preventing and controlling diabetes.
Their rich fiber and protein content prevent blood sugar levels from increasing too quickly, which helps to keep diabetes under control.
1. Rinse peas well.
2. Soak for about 5 hours or overnight.
3. In a pan, bring to the boil and simmer for at least 20 minutes (more if the recipe recommends). Make sure there is always water in the pan whilst cooking.
Green Split Peas FAQ
Q: What are green split peas?
A: Green split peas are seeds derived from the Pisum sativum plant – the same plant that regular green peas come from. The difference between the two types of peas is how they’re processed.
Q: Are they rich in protein and fiber?
A: Yes, they contain 4g of protein and 4g of fiber per 170g serving (1/2 cup).
Q: What nutrients do they contain?
A: Split green peas contain nearly every vitamin you need including vitamins A, C, D, K, B6 and B12, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, choline and betaine. They also contain just about every mineral you need including calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium and fluoride.
|Ingredients||Organic green peas|
|Allergens||Packaged in the same facility as peanuts and tree nuts.|
|Country of Origin||Canada|