Black Eyed Beans

black eyed beans

Black Eyed Beans

  • Made In Cyprus, Europe
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They’re called “black-eyed” because of the black mark where they separated from the pod. If you’ve never eaten black-eyed beans, it may be enough to tell you that a dish made with them is known in America as “Texas Caviar” – that’s how good they are. They’re packed with calcium, protein and Vitamin A and they’re also low in calories. What’s not to like? Enjoy! You can add them to soups and stews, use them – cooked and allowed to cool – in salads (dress them with a herby vinaigrette and listen to them purr), but they’re also good as a side dish. One of the great attributes of beans is the way they absorb the flavours of whatever they’re cooked in.

Here are some of the reasons black eyed beans should be part of your diet.

First, they’re loaded with fibre. Fibre may sound boring and worthy, like being lectured by a Puritan, but fibre keeps your digestive workings in good shape and reduces your chances of heart disease by preventing absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream. Your heart will also thank you for the high potassium content in black eyed beans, which makes for healthy blood pressure levels as well as keeping bones and muscles in good shape.

It may surprise many that the United States Department of Agriculture, in its Food Guide Pyramid, classifies black eyed beans in the “Meat and Beans” section. The reason for that is that they’re full of protein, and vegetarians – or just those who like meat but would prefer to eat a little less – eat them to get all the nutritional benefits of eating meat without feeling that they’ve done something they shouldn’t have.

They also contain a good supply of zinc and iron. So is there anything they don’t contain? Well, yes, there is – they’re low on calories. So, if you make black eyed peas part of your diet, you’ll look good as well as feeling good.

Some menu ideas for black-eyed peas:

  • Make them into a side salad with the aid of tomatoes, cucumber and black olives (really good with grilled chicken or a steak)
  • Produce a different kind of salad by mixing the beans with tuna, crushed red pepper and maybe just a touch of cayenne
  • Slow cook for a few hours in stock with onions, chopped carrots, garlic, and anything else you feel like adding. If you like, top with Anari or halloumi. And remember: this sort of bean dish tastes twice as good when it’s been stored and then reheated, so make twice (at least) as much as you want at one meal and store the surplus

Company Info

Contact Person: Nikos Andrea
Mailing Address: Koniele Trading LTD,
Evagorou 6, Dromolaxia, Cyprus 7020
Call/Text: 00 357 97 884776
Company Reg. No: HE343968