Organic Green Split Peas

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Description

Organic Green Split Peas make warming comfort food.

These organic green split peas are similar to organic yellow split peas and can be used in recipes in the same way.  The main difference is that green split peas have a stronger flavour and are better suited to recipes that have that hearty ‘beany’ taste.  If you want a milder, sweeter taste in a recipe such as dahl then go for our organic yellow split peas.   In the end it all comes down to personal preference, but you can’t go wrong with either!

Whether you like making curries or casseroles, organic green split peas are a great base for any one pot meal.  These delicious peas are really versatile and give a good nutritional boost to vegan and vegetarian diets as they are a source of protein.  Just one 90g serving is high in Thiamin (B1), Folate, Potassium and Manganese.

Split peas belong to the same family as lentils and beans.  They are harvested freshly, then dried and the skins removed.  The peas split on their own after they are skinned and dried which makes them quick to cook but impossible to sprout.

There is no need to soak split peas, but if you soak and drain them you can reduce the phytate content (the same goes for all beans and pulses).

Origin: Germany

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.

Nutritional Information

Organic Green Split Peas (cooked) are high in Thiamin (B1), Folate, Potassium and Manganese (per 90g serving)

Typical Nutrient Values of Cooked Green Split Peas: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
(90g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Energy 494kj/118kcal 445kj/106kcal 5.31%
Fat 0.4g 0.36g 0.51%
of which saturates 0.1g 0.09g 0.45%
Carbohydrate 21.1g 18.99g 7.30%
of which sugars 2.9g 2.61g 2.90%
Fibre 8.3g 7.47g
Protein 8.3g 7.47g 14.94%
Salt 2mg 1.80mg 0.07%
Typical Vitamin/ Mineral Values: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
(90g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Thiamin (B1) 0.2mg 0.18mg 16.36%
Folate 65mcg 58.50mcg 29.25%
Potassium 362mg 325.80mg 16.29%
Manganese 0.4mg 0.36mg 18%

Reference Intake (RI)

The Reference Intake (RI) refers to the recommended daily amount of a specific nutrient.

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Cooking Instructions

  1. Split peas don’t require pre-soaking before you cook them but soaking them will reduce their phytate content.
  2. Rinse the split peas first to remove any natural dust or debris.
  3. Fill a pan with 3 cups of liquid to 1 cup of split peas – the peas will triple in size so use a large pan.
  4. Boil and cover, reducing the heat to a simmer and then cook until tender (20-25 mins)
  5. Add salt at the end of cooking – adding it during cooking will result in tough peas.

Storage

For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.

Family Tips:

  1. Green split peas cook down into a warming tasty mush which is lovely for weaning babies, toddlers and grown ups in need of comfort food!
  2. We can’t help but love green split pea soup on a cold day.
  3. If you want to be creative why not make a dip or side dish similar to hummus?