Five Fast Facts: Black-Eyed Peas

The legume, not the hip-hop outfit.

1)      Not surprisingly, black eyed peas are members of the legume family.  They see green beans at family reunions.

2)      Considering the familial connection, it makes sense black-eyed peas look similar to green beans while being cultivated.  Unlike green beans, we traditionally eat the peas without the pod.

3)      Although origins are in dispute, consuming black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day is considered lucky.  The tradition is particularly common in the southeastern United States.

4)      There are many great ways to prepare black-eyed peas.  Here’s four

5)      I always felt Fergie ought to be upset Justin Timberlake stole her thunder on their first hit “Where is the Love?”.  Perhaps that’s what “Big Girls Don’t Cry” was about…


One response to “Five Fast Facts: Black-Eyed Peas

  1. Pingback: Eat by Stars: Black Eyed Peas and Refried Beans… | Essentials of Nutrition

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