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Split Pea Basics

Split peas are an excellent source of protein and fiber.

Shop and Save

  • Look for bright-colored split peas, usually green or golden yellow.
  • Dried split peas are inexpensive and store well.
  • Split peas are available pre-packaged or in bulk bins.

Split Pea Math

  • 1 pound = 2 1/8 cups dry split peas
  • 1 cup dry split peas = 2 to 2 1/2 cups cooked

More About Split Peas

  • Wash hands before handling and eating snacks.
  • Rinse all fresh fruits and vegetables before eating.
  • Cold items should not sit at room temperature for more than 2 hours.
  • When sharing snacks with others, check for any allergies.
  • Children can choke on snack foods. Cut foods into small, easily chewed pieces and spread nut and seed butters thinly. Watch children of all ages closely whenever they are eating.

Store Well Waste Less

  • To maximize shelf life, store dry split peas in an airtight container in a cool, dark, dry place. Stored well, they keep their quality for 2 years or longer.
  • Cooked split peas can be refrigerated for up to a week.
  • For longer storage, freeze cooked split peas for up to 3 months. Divide into amounts suitable for a single use.

Enjoy Split Peas

Recipes

Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Salad

Kids Can!

When kids help make healthy food, they are more likely to try it. Show kids how to:

  • find and remove small rocks, seeds, or plant parts from dry split peas.
  • Rinse split peas in a colander under cool, running water.
  • Wash, peel, or chop vegetables.
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