Blackeye Beans (sometimes referred to as Black Eyed Peas) have a smooth texture, pea like flavour and are good when mixed with other vegetables. Rice and peas is a popular dish in Jamaica and other Caribbean Islands. In the American South, a variation of this dish is made of black-eyed peas cooked with rice and pork. Texas caviar, another traditional dish in the American South, is made from black-eyed peas marinated in Italian salad dressing and chopped garlic, and served cold.
Like most beans, black-eyed beans are rich in soluble fibre, which helps to eliminate cholesterol from the body. They are a good source of folate, potassium, copper, phosphorous and manganese. As a high-potassium, low-sodium food they help reduce blood pressure. Not only are they low in fat, but when combined with grains, beans supply high quality protein which provides a healthy alternative to meat or other animal protein. Beans also contain protease inhibitors which frustrate the development of cancerous cells.
For more information on Blackeye Beans' cooking times please look at our Guide to Pulses here. Handy for all the different cooking times of various beans and pulses!
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