Yellow split peas are a nutritious and versatile food that can be a healthy addition to a balanced diet. They are a good source of plant-based protein, fiber, and various vitamins and minerals. They are also low in fat and calories. One of the benefits of yellow split peas is their high fiber content, which can help promote digestive health. Split peas contain complex carbohydrates, which provide sustained energy and can help regulate blood sugar levels.
In Hungary yellow split peas are usually used for making főzelék (vegetable stew), however, split pea soup is also a comforting and nourishing dish, that you can enjoy during colder months. The following recipe calls for split peas, carrots and potatoes, which are puréed and enriched with heavy cream. The hot soup is served with spicy croutons.