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Old 03-21-2008, 06:07 PM   #1
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Split peas: green or yellow?

Which is the superior split-pea (green or yellow) and why?

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Old 03-21-2008, 06:28 PM   #2
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I'd prefer the green, just for visual appeal. Actually, I've never tasted the yellow ones. Do they taste different?
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Old 03-21-2008, 06:37 PM   #3
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According to Cook's Thesaurus, yellow split peas have an "earthier" flavor than the green ones.

I've never used them.
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Old 03-21-2008, 06:49 PM   #4
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When I make soup... I use a mixture of both. Yummy!
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Old 03-21-2008, 07:02 PM   #5
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I have always used the green ones, didn't even know about the yellow ones. Will surely have to give em a try.
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Old 03-21-2008, 07:27 PM   #6
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I know yellow split peas exist, but I can't get them here. I would like to try them. If I ever see them, I'm going to be sure to pick up several packages to have on hand.

I loooooove split pea soup. So yummy.
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I'll have to look for the yellow, my plan is split pea soup using the leftover Easter ham....
Never knew there were anything but green!
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Mmmmmm, ham. I also like to add carrots into mine and then top with croûtons, yum!
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Old 03-21-2008, 08:12 PM   #9
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Which is the superior split-pea (green or yellow) and why?
Nutritionally - no difference. Cooking wise - no difference. Therefore, based on objective criteria .... neither is superior over the other.

Now, as Andy M. noted - there is some difference in flavor. So, based on that - if someone has a preference for one over the other that is a subjective opinion - a personal preference.
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Old 03-21-2008, 08:33 PM   #10
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I use the green ones for split pea soup, I guess I should say ' green split pea soup', But i use the yellow ones for a recipe that my grandmother passed down to me. It s a vegetable soup that has a yellow split peas, barley, tomato, lima beans, mushrooms, celery, carrots, string beans and garlic. definately a different flavor, but still very good, just different .
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