These beans are characterized by their kidney shaped, white skin with a small black eye with very fine folds or wrinkles on the skin. Their origin is Africa and they are one of the most popular beans world-wide. Black-eyed peas are really a type of pea, which gives it its distinctive flavor and rapid cooking potential, with no pre-soaking needed.

Black-eyed peas are low in fat, have no cholesterol and are naturally low-sodium. They’re nutrients include potassium and iron, and they’re high in fiber.