South Beach Diet - Pea question

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03-20-2009, 01:46 AM
Why are split peas, snow peas and snap peas allowed in phase 1, but not green peas? Aren't split peas just dried green peas?

03-20-2009, 06:35 AM
It's because dried peas having a lower GI - that is they raise the glucose in your blood much more slowly than the fresh ones. Sugar snap and snow peas are fine but not the fresh green peas.

03-20-2009, 09:02 AM
I'm glad you asked that question Lyn, because this is something I wondered about too - not enough to ask though, since I'm not a fan of frozen or canned green peas.

03-20-2009, 12:09 PM
Thanks Ruth, great to know! That makes sense.