The center of the bean, or the black eye, was originally called a 'mogette', the French word for nun, because it was similar to a nun's head wrap.
Eating black-eyed beans on New Year's Day in the American South is said to be good luck. The peas symbolize coins.
When refrigerated, if the outside of the bean gets moldy, the inside of the black eye bean is still edible.
Since the beans were considered 'field peas' and animal food, the Union troops would not take them for food and would destroy them back during the Civil War.
These beans were usually considered 'slave foods'. The slaves brought them to the West Indies from West Africa in 1674.
The skin on these beans is much thinner than other beans, so they come off easier. It is also said to remove them for better digestion.
Not only are the beans low in fat, but they are rich in soluble fiber which helps decrease the cholesterol in your body.
The blossom of the black eye bean can produce plenty of nectar, and large sources even produce honey.
Although it is a subspecies of the cow pea and is sometimes called a black-eyed pea, it is a legume.
A 1/2 cup of black eye peas contain about 100 calories but are 30% protein. They can count as an entire serving of protein or vegetables.
Also known as the fava bean.
A species in the legume family.
Is situated east of the Fiji Islands in the South Pacific and contains active volcanic craters and coral atolls.
Are large formidable mammals with sparse black-gray coats that belong to the Bovine family.
Is a country situated in West Africa and officially known as the Republic of Liberia.
Is located in the heart of West Africa between the Sahara desert and the forests of the south.
Are the third largest feline species of cats and are normally orange colored with black spots called ‘rosettes’.
is a country in West Africa.
Is located in West Africa and bordered by Liberia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso and Ghana.