Yellow Peas are an agricultural or culinary preparation consisting dried, peeled and split seeds of the Pea. Yellow peas belonging to the legume family, these peas are found throughout the world, with the world’s top producers being Russia, China, India, Canada and the United States. Yellow peas are found in the traditional dishes of a variety of culture around the world.
Yellow Peas are one of the few members of the legume family that are available either whole or split. Generally, dried peas associated with green and yellow color. The yellow peas are produced by harvesting the pea pods when they are fully mature and then drying them. The yellow peas have to be originated from the field peas that were native to central Asia and Europe.
They can be stored for several months if stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry, dark place. If needed to store them for longer, then keep them in the refrigerator.
Yellow split peas can be used in a wide variety of ways—wholesome delicious soups, salads, dals, curries, casseroles and meatless patties. They cook quickly without the need for soaking.
Nutritional Value of Green Peas contains per 100gms is mentioned below:
Energy 341 kcal
Carbohydrates 60 g
Sugars 8 g
Dietary fiber 26 g
Fat 1 g
Protein 25 g
Thiamine (B1) 0.7 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) 1.7 mg
Folate (B9) 274 μg
Yellow peas are a very good source of vitamin K, manganese, dietary fiber, vitamin B1, copper, vitamin C, phosphorus, and folate. They are also a good source of vitamin B6, niacin, vitamin B2, molybdenum, zinc, protein, magnesium, iron, potassium, and choline.