Although you may turn your nose up at the sound of split pea soup, I'd think twice about shunning all split peas. These guys are nutritional superstars chock-full of fiber that helps stabilize blood sugar, reduce cholesterol, improve digestive function, help prevent certain cancers and help to fill you up which may aid with weight management. Split peas come in two varieties: green and yellow, but can be used interchangeably. Use split peas in place of garbanzo beans in hummus, in soups or after cooking, toss them in your NutriBullet as a fibrous bulking agent.
Dried beans require prep; they need to be soaked and cooked before you can use them in a recipe. Although not convenient, dried beans usually make for a superior taste and texture; they tend to have a brighter flavor and a firmer consistency. Make sure the split peas are free of moisture and are not cracked or shriveled.
Calcium 7.3% Iron 52.8%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 0.6%
Vitamin K 35.7% Thiamin 95.3%
Riboflavin 24.9% Niacin 28.5%
Vitamin B-6 17.1% Folate 134.9%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 34.6%
Phosphorus 63.2% Magnesium 24.1%
Zinc 46.6% Selenium 11.5%
Copper 80.3% Manganese 120.2%