Organic Cowpea or black-eyed pea (Phaseolus Aureus) is a certain type of bean, which has a little oval structure with black eye on it.They are also known as field peas, lobia and chawla.Although not as popular as chickpea or kidney bean, lobia ranks much higher on nutrition, making it a hidden healthy gem.
It contains almost all essential vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, Vitamin Bs, C, folic acid, iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium,etc. Needless to say, it has a number of important health benefits.They are known to support heart health, improve blood circulation, treat insomnia and manage diabetes.
With a very low fat content, Cowpeas are mostly used to prepare soups, stews and purees. Because of their mild flavour, they are often used in crunchy salads or can be cooked as a gravy.They can also be processed as paste or ground as flour.
Did you Know:
The famous hip-hop music band, ‘Black-eyed Peas’ chose to name themselves after this super bean.