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These conventional/non-organic green split peas are triple-cleaned and perfect for baking & cooking purposes. Split peas grow in a variety of colors and shades. Ours are green, and the color tone may be somewhat lighter or darker than the photo, due to natural crop variation, with an occasional few being yellow.
Convenient & safe storage: Our split peas come in six-gallon buckets (or pails... another word for the same container), containing 45 lbs. net weight. When you store split peas at home, they need to be protected in a couple of ways. First, they need to be protected from a variety of little critters who'd like to get to them before you do. Weevils and rodents, for example. You also need to protect your split peas from picking up excessive additional moisture, which can be drawn from the atmosphere. The buckets our split peas come in provide full protection against these storage risks. They have airtight gasket-sealed lids, Mylar liners, and oxygen absorber packets that remove the oxygen from the air in the bucket after we put the lid on. The O2 absorbers leave an atmosphere of nitrogen in the bucket, because air consists almost entirely of oxygen and nitrogen. (The oxygen absorber packets themselves are completely food-safe, being made of powdered iron and salt, which are kept separate from the product itself.) Our buckets safely lock out pests, and biological processes are put "on hold" in the Mylar protected, oxygen-free nitrogen atmosphere, so your split peas enjoy complete peace and quiet until you want to use them.
Beat oxidation! In whole-grain foods, the plant's cellular walls protect nutrients from oxidation. The process of oxidation begins to occur as soon as kernels are processed, exposing the cell's contents to oxygen in the air. The way to get full nutrition from whole grain foods is to prepare them when you need them, right in your kitchen.
Super-cleaned: All of our split peas are triple-cleaned to ensure purity. (Split peas that aren't sufficiently cleaned may contain small stones that will damage or destroy a grain mill... not to mention that you don't want such things in your food!)
Non-GMO: All of Pleasant Hill Grain's whole grain products are natural (non-GMO).