Are Thise Black Eyed Peas? Please Someone Help
Could be black eyed peas. They could also be purple hull peas. They are called purple because the hull has a little purple in it not the pea. They are both peas and both have the black dot (eye) on the pea.
The cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) is one of the most important food legume crops in the sub-Saharan Africa. It also known as a blackeyed pea. A favorite traditional food in Texas where I live. We eat it for good luck and prosperity on New Years day. Up north in Yankee land it is called a cow pea because it was traditionally used as cow feed. My Canadian friends use it to fatten hogs before taking to market. Poor Southerners and slaves ate whatever they could get to round out their diets. Funny how foods cultures ate in very hard times become the traditional food they eat to bring good luck and properity.
Thanks, I now found on Wikipedia and read the information. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowpea This bean is a staple of Togo, it is served next to the rice, and bwee. I have been watching an Australian woman by the name of Barbara O’neill on nutrition, and believe she is spot on in her interpretation of foods. She wants us to eat less grains like wheat, and corn, and more legumes. Some Legumes: alfalfa, clover, peas, beans, lentils, lupins, mesquite, carob, soybeans, peanuts and tamarind. Barbara on Youtube, start at beginning. https://www.youtube.com/user/mmhealthretreat I believe all people want to eat healthy, we do not just desire to be unhealthy. Therefore, there are choices we can make. For example, I drink Soda water that has little, if no sugar, instead of a soda which which has tons of sugar. I am now eating legumes if possible when I crave grains. I hope to some day stop eating grains, I think the grain is a bigger problem then beef. We need to study each specific food for it nutrients, and compare to other foods. For example, a veggie burger on bread to me is horrible, if you get rid of the bread, then you have something good. And, pretending to be a hamburger does not help. Legumes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legume I NEED TO GET ANDREW TO FIX THIS COMMENT BAR, IT IS A PROBLEM.