About Our Split Peas:
Here at Palouse Brand the Mader family is confident and proud of our beautiful green split peas and our farm to table outlook. We grow the Aragorn Variety, 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. 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 a 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.
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Green Split Pea Nutrition Info:
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.
Another major component of dried split peas are 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!
How to Cook Green Split Peas:
Cooking green split peas couldn’t be any easier. Start by filling a pot with a cup of Green Split Peas and 3 cups of water, bringing them to a boil. Once, boiling turn your stove to a simmer for 30 to 40 minutes until the peas are tender. Be sure to note, these dried split peas don’t plump in size when cooked. The biggest mistake many people make when cooking split peas as well as other beans is to add salt in your cooking water. The salt causes the outer coat of the pea to harden, which prevents them from softening at all. So our main tip in cooking our green split peas is to always add any salt or seasonings after your peas have reached your desired consistency. Once your split peas have reached that perfect tender consistency, it’s import to blanch them or immediately run them under ice cold water so that you prevent carry over cooking, this important step also helps to preserve that beautiful green color in your peas!
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.
To start off your split pea recipe adventure, here is our famous Classic Split Pea Soup recipe. This particular recipe is perfect for your next gathering and of course is vegan and gluten free! People will be begging for your recipe. Be sure to check out our blog for more split pea recipes!
2 cups Palouse Brand split peas
3 quarts water
1 cup vegetable broth (or chicken broth)
2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
1 large onion chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 cups shredded carrots
4 stalks celery chopped (I like to use this inside leafy pieces too)
Salt and pepper to taste
Add rinsed peas, water and broth to a large pot. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to a simmer. sauté onion, garlic, carrots and celery in olive oil until soft. Add sauté ingredients to the A4soup pot. Cover and simmer for 4-5 hours until peas are tender and liquid has cooked down. Season to taste with salt and pepper. To get a smooth texture place cooked soup in a blender to puree ( caution – for most ordinary blenders you will need to puree in very small batches or let the soup cool before pureeing).
What makes Palouse Brand Green Split Peas Special?
The Mader family has been farming for five generations and our cleaning facility was designed for quality not quantity and has cleaned legumes and grains for the international market and domestic consumption. Our food is appealing to our consumers because of its nutrition, aesthetics and trace-ability to our farm fields.
What is Trace-ability?
Each bag of food comes with a special lot code that allows you to see the dates we planted and harvested your food, pictures of the growing crop and more. All of our products are certified Kosher Parve, Non-GMO Project Verified and our farming methods are Certified Sustainable by the Food Alliance. Our foods are different because Steve & Kevin Mader plant, harvest, clean and package at our own facilities in Washington State - there are few if any companies that can track your food and the details of your food back to the field, like we do.
Ingredients: green split peas **Cleaned in a facility that also cleans wheat**
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