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Dried split peas are the same as regular green peas that you might have as a side dish for dinner. The difference comes in how they are processed. Instead of eating them fresh, split peas are shelled, dried, and then split in half along the natural seam of the pea—this splitting process is what makes them faster to cook.
Just like all the other pulses out there (pulses include dry peas, chickpeas, lentils, and beans.), split peas are an affordable, delicious, sustainable, protein-packed source of fibre But unlike their more finicky cousins, chickpeas and dried beans, split peas require NO pre-soaking or pre-cooking, meaning they cook up in a FLASH.