Green split peas are part of the legume family. Split peas are de-hulled and split in half. The split peas have a mild flavour and soft texture. The split pea has more of an earthly flavour than whole dried pea and is similar to lentils in versatility and nourishment.
‘Kubuli’ chickpea is lighter-coloured, larger, and with a smoother coat. These chickpeas can be cooked and eaten cold in salads, cooked in stews, ground into flour, ground and shaped in balls and fried as flafel. Chickpeas are a nutrient-dense food, providing rich content of protein, dietary fibre, foliate and certain dietary minerals.
The Red Speckled beans commonly known as the sugar bean is a legume. It is grown for it’s seed, which is eaten as a vegetable. It has a high soluble fibre content. Soluble fibre absorbs water in the stomach forming a gel that slows down the absorption of the bean’s carbohydrates.