• Malawi Dry Split Peas
  • Malawi Dry Split Peas

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Varieties Yellow Varieties Green Varieties
Availability (Season) All year rounded.
Common name Peas
Packaging 25kg, 50kg,110 kg jute bags
Size 3 inches
Transport They are transported in dry conditions and when packed in sizeable bags and containers
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The growth of dried peas for food has existed for over 10,000 years. Malawi dry peas is a staple for small holder farmers in the country.

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Dried peas get prepared by drying fully matured peas after their harvesting. After being dried, removing the skin follows, and this leads the peas to split naturally.

Dried peas are very nutritious. Following is a listing of the primary nutrients arranged in the order of their quantity:

  • Molybdenum
  • Fiber
  • Copper
  • Manganese
  • Protein
  • Folate
  • Vitamin B
  • Phosphorus
  • Pantothenic Acid

The Malawi dried peas come from Pisum sativum. When the plant grows, and peapods mature, they are harvested and dried. After drying, they get peeled. They are then sold as full spherical peas, or they are split, which makes them faster to cook.

The origin of peas is believed to be Middle, East, and Central Asia. During the early days, consuming of peas was primarily done in their dry form. Since the 16th century, humans were able to cultivate tender varieties to be eaten while fresh. However, this did not interfere with the popularity of dry peas, which are still common and prevalent today.

The field peas comprise of four to nine seeds in their peapod. After harvesting, the seeds are removed from the peapods and dried up. Malawi dried peas use is applied in different types of food, including pasta and soups. The whole un-split peas take one to one and a half hours to cook while the split peas take thirty minutes to one hour.

The Malawi dried peas have two standard varieties. The green type has a vegetal taste, while the yellow type has a neutral flavor. The green variety’s taste is also earthier than that of the yellow variety. The green kind is recessive and yellow is dominant; thus, a hybrid of the two types will lead to the yellow phenotype

Dry peas have a life cycle of one year. They are grown during the cool season and harvested during hot summer months. Planting is done when the soil temperature is about 50 °F. During growth, the Malawi dry peas do best at around 55 to 64 °F. They require a high altitude, cooler temperatures, and tropical areas, which are all available in Malawi. They are affected by various diseases, pea leaf evil, fungi, and bacteria. 

The dried peas harvesting occurs when their peapods mature. The pods should be dried until they change into a yellow or tan-like color. The peapods are left to wither on the vine, and not after harvesting. As a result, the collection gets primarily done in the hot summer months.

Malawi dry peas are packaged and exported as either split dry peas or whole dried peas.

Dry peas are essential in controlling cholesterol, blood sugar management, and the reduced risk of numerous health conditions. Sign in the Selina Wamucii to buy quality dry peas and enjoy its innumerable benefits to your body.

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