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.
Did you know that blackeye bean is the only bean known before America discovery? Originating from north Africa was commonly cultivated during Roman and Greek times
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.