Palouse Brand is proud of our beautiful green split peas and our farm to table outlook. We grow the Aragorn Variety of split peas, in our opinion the king of all green split peas, as they are full of flavor, fiber, and protein, not to mention their beautiful color. While green split peas are often used in split pea soup, they do lend themselves to a variety of split pea recipes. Our green split peas are also vegan and gluten-free. While our green split peas are processed in the same facility as wheat, we are diligent in keeping them gluten-free. Also, our products are not processed in the same facility as dairy, nuts or soy alleviating a majority of allergy concerns. When you open a bag of our split peas, you’ll see uniformity in size, a beautiful dark green color, and a brilliant shine created by our cleaning process, which polishes the peas with steam. Nostalgia filled aromas will consume your home when cooking the ever classic split pea soup, or maybe one of our fresh, fun recipes with our green split peas.
As a member of the legume family, Green Split Peas are filled with tons of nutritional benefits. The major health benefit from split peas is the high fiber which can help to lower cholesterol. The high fiber that these legumes provide is definitely the greatest nutrient and can help with so many different health benefits. In addition to the possibility of lowering cholesterol, the high fiber provided by dried peas can help aid in the digestive tract and conditions that are so related. Dried split peas also can provide your body with minerals, B-vitamins, and proteins. All of these great nutrients are incredibly helpful with the possibility of managing blood sugar disorders. Split peas protein is also something to note when talking about split pea nutrition. Split peas have 13 grams of protein in one serving.
Another major component of dried split peas is isoflavones which work like a weak estrogen and can reduce the risk of certain cancers including prostate and breast cancers.
It’s clear that dried Green Split Peas are incredibly nutritious for anybody and can help with numerous health concerns, making them small but mighty!
Once you have our Palouse Brand Green Split Peas cooked, your recipe options are endless. As earlier addressed, there is the classic split pea soup, as well as a spin of our own on split pea soup, Split Pea Gazpacho. We even have a delicious vegan and dairy-free ice cream recipe using our green split peas. What more could you ask for? These dried split peas don't plump in size when you cook them. Place a cup of split peas in a pot with 3 cups of water and bring to boil. Then turn to simmer for 20-30 minutes until tender. Some people make the mistake of cooking split peas and other beans with salt in the water. Do not make this mistake - salt will harden the outer coat so they don't soften. Always add your salt and seasonings after the beans have reached the desired consistency.