Split Peas are full of lots great soluble fiber that lowers your cholesterol and triglycerides, and also B Vitamins, tryptophan, and magnesium for helping you relax, and other great minerals… and they are a good source of protein. Split Peas lower blood sugar levels and are full of anti-oxidants helping to prevent cardiovascular disease (lowering heart related disease by up to 82%) and cancer… and also helping to prevent irritable bowel disease. And because Split Peas have lots of potassium they also lower your blood pressure. And because Split Peas are full of molybdenum they also help detox the body of some types of food preservatives. And if you eat brown rice along with Split Peas you have a good source of complete amino acids. Time for some Split Pea soup?
Paul Haider – Master Herbalist