- One cup of cooked split peas counts as a serving, according to the nutrition website Nutrition Data.
- A cup of split peas cooked without salt contains 231 calories, 1 g of fat, no cholesterol, minimal sodium, 16 g of fiber and 16 g of protein, according to Nutrition Data.
- A serving of reduced-sodium canned split-pea soup contains 180 calories, 2 g of fat, 420 mg of sodium, 5 grams of fiber, 13 g of sugar and 10 g of protein, according to Nutrition Data.
- According to World's Healthiest Foods, split peas (as well as whole peas) are useful in reducing risk of heart disease and stabilizing blood sugar, and are high in fiber, which lowers cholesterol and helps prevent constipation and digestive disorders.
- Remove any dirt or stones, then cover the split peas in water (3 cups water per cup of peas), boil, reduce hit and simmer for half an hour, according to World's Healthiest Foods.