Peas are members of the legume family and date back as far as 9700 B.C.
Whole dried peas, also known as field peas, are a good stand in for fresh shell peas and are best used in hearty soups and purees.
Split peas, which are more readily available, don’t require soaking.
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Selecting and Storing Peas
Choose split peas and whole dried peas in clean, airtight bags bags. Store peas in an airtight container away from heat and light.