About Black-eyed peas
- The black-eyed pea or black-eyed bean is a legume grown around the world for its medium-sized, edible bean.
- It is a subspecies of the cowpea, an Old World plant domesticated in Africa, and is sometimes simply called a cowpea.
- Black-eyed peas get their name from their appearance.
- They are cream in color with a little black speck that resembles an eye in the center, outlining where they were once attached to pods.
As with other types of beans, people can purchase them canned or dried.
- Black-eyed peas can help improve digestion for some people due to their fiber content, which can help promote regular bowel movements.
- Black-eyed peas also contain prebiotic fiber, which feeds the beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract.
- the black-eyed pea’s close relative, the cowpea, may lower the risk of diabetes, reduce inflammation levels, and stabilize or lower blood pressure.
- Black-eyed peas are a rich source of complex carbohydrates, which take longer to digest than simple carbohydrates. As a result, people who eat them may feel fuller for longer, which may help with reaching a moderate weight.
- There is evidence that regularly eating this can help lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad” cholesterol. Lowering high cholesterol can reduce the risk of heart disease