What is Yellow Pea?
Yellow peas have been eaten since prehistoric times and were domesticated as early as 6000 BC in the ancient eastern world. As the crop's popularity moved West, many cultures (including the ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Romans) began to rely on peas as an important dietary staple.
Benefits of Yellow Pea
Yellow peas, also called split peas, are rich in protein and dietary fiber. They are also a good source of B-vitamins, essential minerals and isoflavones, which are polyphenolic compounds that exhibit antioxidant-like properties. Eating yellow peas has other significant benefits as well:
- Helps lower cholesterol
- Maintain heart health
- Remove plaque from the blood
- Stabilize blood sugar levels in diabetics