Green Split Peas are part of the legume family. Split Peas are husked (or dehulled) and split in half. The Green Split Pea is about 1/4 of an inch wide and pale green in colour. Split Peas have a mild flavour and soft texture. The Split Pea has more of an earthy flavour than the whole dried pea, similar to the lentil in versatility and nourishment. The secret to loving these legumes is to not over cook them down to a greenish goop, often associated with pea & ham soup.