In the quest for my plant based protein add split peas to your repertoire of ingredients. Split peas offer an equally distributed amount of the 9 essential amino acids that your body cannot produce although it is a bit lower on methionine. They are easily added to rice or grain dishes and soups. 1/2 cup adds 7.51 g of protein with only 106 calories. That 1/2 cup serving also offers 15% of daily intake of maganese which is a critical trace mineral that regulates calcium and phosphorus in the body. Split peas make it on the 3rd list of important foods. Perhaps you won’t consume them every day but they are especially useful on days your maganese intake is low. What are your ideas do you have to add more split peas into your routine?
|Nutrients||Daily Needs||Food||split peas||% DV|
Total Nutrients at 10%+
|B5 (Pantothetic Acid)||5||mg||0.54||10.80%|