Goya Green Pigeon Peas (15 oz. ea., 6 ct.)
About this item
- Canned pigeon peas
- A great source of fiber and protein
- Low in fat and gluten-free
- 21 total servings per Club pack
Goya® Green Pigeon Peas are nutritious and packed with fiber and protein. Of course, they are completely vegetarian and vegan and all-natural sources of complete protein.
Pigeon peas are legendary for their natural properties of powerful protein and fortifying fiber and have been purported to be an ancient treatment for kidney and liver ailments. Magical properties aside, their benefits are clear. They are easy for the body to digest because their fiber is not damaging or stressful to the stomach, but the fiber content makes them a complex enough source of carbohydrates to provide long-lasting energy. This combination makes them an all-in-one food that by itself can deliver a substantial amount of the human body's necessary nutrition. They are also a naturally occurring source of potassium, one of the body's essential electrolytes.
What Are Pigeon Peas?
Green pigeon peas are not to be confused with green peas—green peas, sweet and small, are vegetables, while pigeon peas are from the legume family. Pigeon peas were initially discovered and bred in India but have proliferated across the world in the past few centuries. Green pigeon peas are actually immature pigeon pea seeds, hence their "greenness." The color belies their meaty and robust flavor, which makes them a popular topping or base for many foods. Goya Green Pigeon Peas are not frozen.
What Can You Cook with Green Pigeon Peas?
Goya Green Pigeon Peas are a versatile ingredient that complements many different styles of cuisine. In Indian food, they make a delicious base for a split-pea soup, which of course does not need to have Indian flavor but can be made in whatever style you prefer. They are a satisfying topping for salad or noodles, similar to edamame. Mixed with rice they make a filling and well-rounded meal.