Yellow Pea

A small but mighty legume, there is more than meets the eye when it comes to yellow peas.


Yellow Peas are available dried, frozen and canned for good nutrition and convenience.

Nutrient Content Claims: Good source of vitamin A, Good source of vitamin B, Good source of vitamin C, Good source of iron, Good source of potassium, Good source of protein, Excellent source of fiber, Good source of nine essential amino acids

Health Claims:

  • Yellow peas help to balance triglycerides, cholesterol, and saturated fat in the human body.[1]
  • Yellow Peas promote healthy blood pressure.[2]
  • Fiber-Containing Grain Products, Fruits, and Vegetables: Diets rich in fiber-containing grain products, fruits, and vegetables may reduce the risk of some cancers, chronic diseases, and promote a healthy gut microbiome. Yellow peas are a good source of fiber.[3]
[1],2 Helena Ferreira, Marta Vasconcelos, Ana M. Gil & Elisabete Pinto (2021) Benefits of pulse consumption on metabolism and health: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials, Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 61:1, 85-96, DOI: 10.1080/10408398.2020.1716680
[3] Baquero F, Nombela C. The microbiome as a human organ. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2012 Jul;18 Suppl 4:2-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2012.03916.x. PMID: 22647038.


Store dried yellow peas in a bag or an airtight container to provide a moisture barrier and keep in a cool, dark place.



Presence in Ethnic Cuisines: Indian, Mediterranean, Bengali, South Asian, Chinese


  • Yellow peas are the mature form of green peas and have a nuttier flavor.
  • Yellow peas have a lower carbon footprint, require less water and fertilizer to grow than crops like wheat, and help manage soil erosion and give back nitrogen to the soil they grow in, making it more fertile for the crops that follow.

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