DRY PEAS AND GREEN PEAS DIFFERENCES
Dry peas. Preparation and uses
There are two varieties of dry peas: dry green peas and dried yellow peas.
Both have similar properties and serve as food in the kitchen for the same purpose. Dry peas are ideal for preparing purees and soup.
Dry peas must be prepared before eating, otherwise they are very indigestible. Therefore, as in most legumes, they should be soaked overnight.
They contain a much higher percentage of carbohydrates and amino acids lysine and tryptophan.
Those who are broken have a shorter cooking time. Pea flower is done by roasting and grinding dry yellow peas. It is a type of flower with higher levels of proteins and carbohydrates than the non-roasted dry peas.
Unlike the tender peas, dry peas are preserved for a long time, provided that they are saved in a dry place, protected from light. To prevent them from becoming rancid, it is desirable to keep them in airtight jars.
Green peas. Election, conservation and use
When peas are tender collected and sold with their pods, it is important to get them out of the pods quickly and eat them as soon as possible since their sugars are very quickly converted into starch, so they lose their flavor and nutritional properties.
A good way to keep some of their properties is to freeze them or buy them frozen. In this way, they retain their sugars, although they lose some of their vitamins. Frozen green peas are usually submitted to a bleaching process and have lost some of its vitamin C and vitamin B.
Canned green peas have also lost a lot of vitamin C and generally contain a lot of sodium. Boiled peas or peas that are sold boiled, have lost many vitamins and proteins.
In the market or supermarket, we will choose green peas with bright green turgid pods and seeds. The best ones are the small and tender peas sold in early summer, rich in proteins and vitamins.
If we choose the traditional peas, then we will discard their pods because they are too hard. An interesting option is to buy the variety of snow peas that also allow to eat their tender pods.
Green peas can be eaten in many dishes: omelet, stewed, in salad, stir-fried, boiled with potatoes, etc.
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.