- — Kosher, Raw, Sproutable, Vegan
- — High Germination Rate
- — High in Vitamins C, A, and B-6
- — Fat, Cholesterol, and Gluten Free
Dried Green Peas: Tasty Source of Protein and Fiber
The greatest advantage of Dried Green Peas is that you can enjoy them at any time of the year, instead of the relatively short period during which fresh peas are in season. They also make for a much heartier soup and can be used to create many other amazing and filling dishes. Whole green peas store well and pack a nutritional punch, just as do other legumes.
Dried Whole Green Peas from Food to Live are minimally processed to ensure their high quality and nutritional value. This food is naturally rich in fiber as well as in some vitamins and antioxidants. Green peas are also an excellent source of plant protein and so if you don’t eat meat, including them in your meals will be a great idea.
How to Use Dried Green Peas in Cooking
Dried whole green peas have a richer and nuttier taste than their fresh counterparts. They also have a special texture which allows them to fluff up nicely if you process cooked peas in the blender. That’s why they are perfect for lentil soups, and go well in hummus or dip.
Whole green peas take about ninety minutes to cook after soaking overnight. If you are in a hurry you can soak them in hot water, covered with a lid, for about two hours before cooking. Note that you’ll need to use at least six cups of water for every cup of dried green peas. Watch them closely as you might need to add some more water if you want the peas to turn soft in a way that is perfect for soup.
You should also use whole green peas to cook curry or use them in salads.
Note that you can crush dried peas in a food processor to make pea flour, which can be added to various baked foods and even plant-based protein shakes.
How to Sprout Peas at Home
- Yields approximately 3 Cups (1/2 lb.) of Sprouts. Prep 3 Tablespoons of peas, then transfer into a bowl or into your Sprouter. Add 2-3 times as much cool (60°-70°) water. Mix peas up to assure even water contact for all.
- Allow peas to soak for 6-12 hours. Empty the peas into your Sprouter (if necessary). Drain off the soak water. Rinse thoroughly with cool (60°-70°) water. Drain thoroughly! Set your Sprouter anywhere out of direct sunlight and at room temperature (70° is optimal) between Rinses. Ensure sufficient air-circulation is provided.
- Always be sure to Drain very thoroughly. The most common cause of inferior sprouts is inadequate drainage. Rinse and Drain again every 8-12 hours for 3 days.
Enjoy your home-made sprouts!