Native to Africa, the black-eyed pea, or black-eyed bean, reached Virginia in the early 1600s. Over time, the black-eyed pea became a staple in the Southern region of the United States. Consuming black-eyed peas for New Year’s Day is considered to bring good luck in the coming year.
- help induce urination
- the phytosterols help to reduce blood cholesterol levels
- rich in lignans , which play a role in preventing osteoporosis
- great for the health of the spleen