Yellow Peas Split
Lathyrus aphaca is a legume known as the yellow pea or yellow vetch. It is native to southern Europe, parts of Asia, and North Africa.
Yellow Split Peas are part of the legume family. Peas are dried, husked, and split in half to make split peas. Yellow split peas have about a quarter inch diameter and are a paler yellow color on the flat, split side of the pea. Split Peas have a mild earthy flavor and soft texture. Split Peas are most commonly used in thick soups and stews. The peas break apart when cooking, adding to the texture of the soup. Split Peas can also be used to make dips and spread or they can be included with other ingredients in baked casseroles or stuffing.