Yumpeez: Peas, Please!

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Peas. So hot right now. Who knew that the day would come for these modest legumes? But peas are fast becoming a big trend. They’re non-GMO, gluten-free, high in protein, contain iron/fiber/calcium, and are low in fat. For vegans peas can be a great source of soy-free, nut-free protein. And if you have a garden, peas are easy to grow, too.

At the Natural Products Expo last fall, we bumped into a pea company and their delicous snack packs – Yumpeez. These little organic treats are made from yellow split-peas and boast 7 grams of protein per bag. Grown and made in Canada, the mother-company of Yumpeez is Best Cooking Pulses. They have been in the business of growing peas since 1936. That’s an impressive history.

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Best Cooking Pulses is a family-owned and their crops include/products green and yellow split peas, whole peas, chickpeas, lentils, pulse flours (pea, chickpea, lentil and bean), pea fiber, pea bran meal, and roasted split peas. All of their goods are gluten-free, kosher, halal, vegan/vegetarian, non-GMO and available certified organic. This company also believes in and practices sustainability policies for a greener future. Need some recipes with peas? They have that too!

Yumpeez are  roasted and seasoned peas. They have barbecue and dill pickle flavors. The little peas are crunchy and savory, with very little sugar and no MSG. This would be an ideal snack for kids’ lunches, picnics, camping, hikes, even to stash in your desk at the office.

Currently, Yumpeez aren’t available in stores in the USA, only Canada. However, you can buy them on Amazon! A pack of 12 is about $20.

So go ahead, get yumpers over some Yumpeez. They’re delicious and good for you!

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