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Black-eyed peas

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About

Black-eyed and yellow-eyed beans are called “peas” in the Southern US.

They are oval with either a black or yellow spot.

Blackeye peas are extensively used in soups, especially in the South where they are grown. Black-eyed peas are favored for Hopping John, a Southern living specialty.

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Dried Bean Purchasing Guide

Dried beans should be clean, uniform in size and quality. Today dried beans are usually sold pre-packaged and a reliable brand will guarentee clean, uniformly sized beans.

1 pound, raw = approximately 2 1/3 cups

1 pound, cooked = approximately 6 cups

Storage

After opening the package place the unused beans in a clean, tightly covered container and store on the pantry shelf.

Kitchen shelf: 1 year

Refrigerator shelf, cooked, covered: 3 to 4 days

Refrigerator freezer, cooked beans and cooked bean dishes, prepare for freezing: 1 month

Deep Freezer, cooked beans and cooked bean dishes, prepared for freezing: 4 to 6 months

Basic Preparation

Packaged beans are usually sorted and washed before packaging, so need only be rinsed.

Bean bought in bulk should be sorted carefully, discarding broken and defective beans, and washed until the water runs clear.

It's a good idea to soak the beans to replace some of the water lost during the drying process.

In general, if directions are not given on the package, use the amount of water called for in the recipe; save the nutritious soaking water to use in cooking the beans.

There are two ways of soaking dried beans:

  1. Quick method: Measure the soaking water into a large, heavy pot. Add the washed beans and bring to the boil. Cover the pot and cook for 2 minutes; remove from heat and let stand for one hour, then cook according to recipe directions.

  2. Overnight method: Measure the soaking water into a large pot; add washed beans; cover pot, and let stand for 6 to 8 hours. To prevent souring and hard skins the two minute boil above is recommended even when the beans are soaked overnight.

Add one teaspoon of salt per cup of soaked beans. If ham, bacon or salt pork is to be added use a smaller amount of salt.

Always try to cook in the soaking water. Cover the pot and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer according to the recipe.

Stir carefully but not too often to avoid breaking apart the beans. When done they should hold their shape as well as be tender. Cooking time can range from 20 minutes to 1 ½ hours depending on the type of bean and how long they have been stored.

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Camellia Famous New Orleans Blackeyed Peas

Camellia Famous New Orleans Blackeyed Peas

by Camellia

Southern New Years Tradition New Orleans tradition 1Lb. Package Recipe on package

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Bytewise Organic Cowpea Beans / Black-eyed Peas/ Lobiya, 3.5 lb

Bytewise Organic Cowpea Beans / Black-eyed Peas/ Lobiya, 3.5 lb

Bytewise Cowpea Whole or Black eyed Peas are good source of fiber, iron, and Vitamins Certified USDA organic, EU organic and India Organic Premium Quality in 3.5 Lb BPA-free packaging Kosher certified & Halal certified GMO and Chemical free

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Goya Black Eyed Peas Beans, 1 Pound

Goya Black Eyed Peas Beans, 1 Pound

by Goya

Frijol Caritas No. 1 Grade Perfect comfort food for a rainy day

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Camellia Brand Blackeyed Peas—1 Pound Bag—Dry Beans—Easy to Prepare—High in Fiber, Protein and Minerals—A Southern Cooking Favorite

Camellia Brand Blackeyed Peas—1 Pound Bag—Dry Beans—Easy to Prepare—High in Fiber, Protein and Minerals—A Southern Cooking Favorite

by Camellia

PACKED WITH GOODNESS Camellia Blackeyed Peas, a Southern and soul cooking favorite, have a mild, earthy flavor and pack a punch with essential vitamins, minerals & 11 grams of fiber & 13 grams of protien per serving. Pure & verified non-GMO & gluten free. NOT YOUR AVERAGE BEAN Camellia Blackeyed Peas are hearty, easy to prepare, & soak up flavor and are ideal for soups & Southern family recipes. Try with rice & vegetables or as a side to grilled meats. A great source of protien for vegans & vegetarians. TRY THEM ALL Experiment with Camellia's full line of dry beans including kidney, navy, lima, black, cannellini, garbanzo, Great Northern, pink, and pinto beans. Also try our lentils and pea types such as blackeye, crowder, field, green & yellow split peas. A NEW ORLEANS FAVORITE The Camellia identity runs deep -from the farms to the field to the shelves. Our beans are known as the highest quality, most delicious & flavorful available. We also make mixes, like jambalaya, gumbo, dirty rice & creole red beans. CAMELLIA QUALITY Compare Camellia bean varieties with Blue Runner, Adobe Milling, Goya, 365 Everyday, Harmony House, Bob's Red Mill, D'allesandro, Treasured Harvest, HamBeens, Rancho Gordo, Augason Farms, Food to Live, Yankee Traders, & Olive Nation.

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Camellia Blackeye Peas 3 Lbs Total

Camellia Blackeye Peas 3 Lbs Total

Three 1Lb. Packages Southern New Orleans Tradition Recipe on package

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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (145g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 130Calories from Fat 4
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.5g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 1%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 27.4g 9%
Dietary Fiber 7g 29%
Sugars 4.4
Protein 4.3g
Vitamin A 24% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 18% Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Black-eyed peas are usually found in the rice & beans section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Black-eyed peas are a member of the Vegetables and Vegetable Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much do black-eyed peas weigh?

measure grams
1 cup 145

In Chinese:黑眼豆豆
British (UK) term: Black-eyed peas
en français:haricots à oeil noir
en español:guisantes de ojo negro

Recipes using black-eyed peas

There are 80 recipes that contain this ingredient.

5 Bean Soup
Southern Living Braised Collards with Bacon and Black-Eyed Peas
Spicy Bean and Corn Salsa - Superbowl
Texas Caviar - Superbowl
Traditional Hopping John

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References

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