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Split Peas are a Easy to Store, Highly Nutritious Food

I noticed that we have not discussed split peas much in the past.  I don’t know why, split pea soup is one of my favorites.  They are easy to store and will last for a good 20 years.

Man has been eating dried peas since prehistoric times with fossilized remains being found at archeological sites in Swiss lake villages.  Peas are mentioned in the Bible and were prized by the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece and Rome.

Split peas are produced by harvesting the peapods when they are fully mature and then drying them. Once they are dried and the skins removed, the peas split naturally.…

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