Black-eyed peas, also known as cowpeas, are a type of common bean that is native to Africa. They are characterized by a small, white bean with a black spot on one end, hence the name "black-eyed." They have a creamy texture and a nutty, slightly sweet flavor when cooked. They are a good source of protein, dietary fiber, and various vitamins and minerals, including potassium, folate, and iron.
Black-eyed peas are popular in Southern U.S. cuisine, particularly in dishes such as Hoppin' John, which is a traditional dish made with black-eyed peas, rice, and bacon. They can also be used in soups, stews, and curries, as well as in salads and side dishes. They are also available canned and dried, making them a convenient pantry item. They are often used in traditional Southern cuisine such as dishes like 'black-eyed pea salad' and 'black-eyed peas cakes' etc. and also popular in soul food cuisine.
SunOrganic Farm Organic Black Eyed Peas are approx. 2 1/2 cups per pound.