Canada is the world’s largest producer and exporter of peas. Peas are also one of Canada’s largest pulse crops and are grown over a very large geographic area.
Canadian peas are exported around the world as both a food ingredient and a feed ingredient. Pulses are very high in protein and fibre, and are low in fat. Food grade peas are used as split and whole peas in food ingredients, as well as pea flour, starch, protein and fibre fractions. Feed Peas are an excellent source of energy and amino acids that are suitable to diets for all livestock. Generally regarded for both its protein and energy content, peas are considered a multi-purpose feed ingredient.
About 6-7mm in diameter and usually pale green in color. They have a mild, slightly sweet flavor. They are sometimes coated and eaten as snacks, but have a variety of other uses. When broken in two they produce a split pea that is a darker and more vibrant green in color.
Whole green peas which are husked and processed to be split in two. The result is a 4.0 – 5.0 mm dark green cotyledon that is a bit softer and easier to cook. They are often used in soups, casseroles and in place of lentils in some recipes.
Whole yellow peas which are husked and processed to be split in two. The result is a 4.0 – 5.0 mm dark yellow cotyledon that is a bit softer and easier to cook.
About 6-7mm in diameter and usually pale yellow in color. They have a mild, slightly sweet flavor. They are used in soups and stews and have a slightly different taste than green peas. When broken in two they produce a split pea that is a darker and more vibrant yellow in color.
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