Believing in the Good Fortune of Black-Eyed Peas

Black-eyed peas Vigna unguiculata subsp. unguiculata are a subspecies of cow peas, grown around the world for their medium-sized, edible bean. The common commercial variety is pale-colored with a prominent black spot. Black eyed peas share their genus with adzuki beans, black grams, and mung beans. All of these legumes belong to the family Fabaceae, along with  fava beans, edible-pod and mature peas, soybeans, common beans (green snap […]

Brown Lentils

Loving the Benefits of Legumes

Legumes have been sustaining human life for over 10,000 years. All cultures use legumes in their traditional dishes. They are the only cultivated crop that improves the fertility of the soil in which they are grown, through the beneficial bacteria that live on their roots and by drawing nitrogen from the air into the soil. […]