Easy Cook Green Split Peas
From the family of lentils and beans, this green variety of peas are mechanically split seeds of Pisum Sativum to make cooking faster. They are dried and peeled.
Also referred to as "pulses" along with lentils, these little wonders make an excellent flavor and offer several nutritional benefits. Very worth it to be in your staple of healthy foods to be included in your regular shopping list of groceries.
» Rich in Folate
» Loaded with Soluble Fiber
» Great Source of Iron
US No. 1 Grade: the top grade for lentils and peas by the USDA standard.
A great source of protein, rich in dietary fiber and complex carbohydrates, and low in glycemic index. Perfect for vegans and vegetarians, great addition to a diet program and a weight loss regime. Moreover, legumes as a whole (that includes peas), may help lower risk for diabetes as they have low glycemic index and they are rich in soluber fiber that slows down absoprtion of sugar in the blood.
These fibers help as well in lowering the risk of heart disease by reducing bad cholesterol levels. This may also lead in maintaining a healthy blood pressure, too.
They are rich in a few B vitamins including folate, vitamin K, and minerals iron, magnesium, zinc. Very much essential to enhance the body's immune system.
There's more! They are gluten-free with low allergen and have anti-cancer and heart-healthy properties.
- Pea soup
- Pease pudding
- Side dish
- Added in salads or stews
Store in cool, dry place.
Pea and Pesto Soup
*recipe courtesy of Ideal Macaroni
Serves 5 persons
1 cup green split peas
1 pack Ideal gourmet twist macaroni
1 can Chicken broth
3 tbsp Basil pesto
250 grams Zucchini, thinly sliced
100 grams Chicken, cut into strips
1 cup Scallions, chopped
100 grams Parmesan cheese, grated
Croutons for garnish
Cook IDEAL GOURMET TWIST MACARONI according to package instructions.
Combine peas, broth and water in a large saucepan; bring to boil.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer about 35-45 minutes, or until peas are very soft.
Stir in pesto, zucchini, chicken and scallions and simmer for 5-10 minutes longer.
Serve with croutons and parmesan cheese to sprinkle over soup.
* % Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
**Percent Recommended Energy and Nutrient Intake, Males aged 19-29