I froze my (uncooked) split peas... Is that bad?
I keep my legumes them in a dark, out-of-the-way pantry cupboard, but I keep rice in the freezer. I must have been distracted after I made split pea soup the other day, because tonight I discovered the unused portion of the dried split peas in the freezer.
Have I ruined them?
If not, is it better now to keep them in the freezer, rather than moving them back to the pantry?
Thank you both so much. Not that I suppose it would have broken the bank if I'd had to discard those 55 cents' worth of split peas, but...food is food, and people are hungry, so I hate on principle to waste or ruin even the least expensive or smallest bit of food, if that can be avoided. I feel better now and will consider putting my beans in the freezer intentionally, rather than accidentally, from hereon in. :-)