Green Split Peas (Pisum Stivum) are part of the legume family. Split Peas are husked and split in half. The Green Split Pea is about 1/4 of an inch wide and pale green in color. Split Peas have a mild flavor and soft texture. The Split Pea has more of an earthy flavor than the whole dried pea, similar to the lentil in versatility and nourishment.|
Split Peas are most commonly used in thick soups and stews. The peas break apart when cooking, adding to the texture of the soup. Split Peas can also be used to make dips and spread or they can be included with other ingredients in baked casserole or stuffings.