Split peas are quite delicious and are equally nutritious. There are a number of ways in which split peas can be cooked. The number of calories in split peas varies based on its method of preparation.
One cup of raw split peas mature seeds contains 672 calories. Out of which 72% of the calories are obtained from carbohydrates, 25% are obtained from proteins and only 3% come from fats. The total fat content in an equal quantity of raw split peas mature seeds is 2.29 grams, total carbohydrate content in it is 118.93 grams, total protein content in it is 48.36 grams, total potassium content in it is 1933 mg and total sodium content in it is 30 mg. One oz of raw split peas contains 97 calories, 100 grams contains 341 calories and 1Ib contains a total of 1547 calories.
On boiling split peas its calorie content reduces and so does its fat content. This is why split peas are preferred in boiled salted form by those aiming to reduce or maintain their weight. One cup of boiled split peas with salt contains 227 calories. It has a total fat content of just 0.8 grams, carbohydrate content of 40.2 grams, dietary fiber content of 16.3 grams, sugar content of 5.7 grams and protein content of 16.3 grams.
Dried split peas are a rich source of dietary fiber and offer a number of health benefits. One cup of dried split peas has a total of 269 calories. Out of which only 45 calories are obtained from fats. The total fat content in an equal quantity of dried split peas is 5 grams, protein content is 16 grams and total carbohydrate content in it is 41 grams.
Split pea soup is also a healthy split pea preparation. One cup of split pea soup contains 165 calories out of which 26 calories are obtained from fats.