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 good to excellent amounts of five important minerals, three B-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.