Dried peas, a small but mighty member of the legume family, are a very good source of fiber. Fiber is far from all that dried peas have to offer. Dried peas also provide excellent amounts of five important minerals, vitamins, and protein—all with virtually no fat.
Split pea soup, whether homemade or from a container, is a delicious way to enjoy this nutritious legume. Purée cooked peas with your favorite herbs and spices and serve as a side dish. Add peas to vegetable soups.