Blackeyed Beans (also known as cowpeas) are legumes, pale creamy-white with a prominent charcoal spot. Blackeyes have a high nutritional value and with a unique earthy flavour, these beans are high in soluble fibre, a good source of protein, and naturally low in fat. They are an excellent source of potassium and contain calcium, magnesium, folate and iron.
A wealth of nutrients and are a delicious addition anytime of the year. They are a good alternative protein for vegans and vegetarians. With its firm texture and nutty flavour, blackeyed beans are delicous when mixed with other vegetables, and make a yummy side dish. As well as a hearty addition to any soup or stew.
We prefer cooking with the dried versions for many reasons. They are more economical, they don't contain unnecessary additives like sodium plus you can buy blackeyed beans in small quantities or bulk and are all packed in plastic free packaging or using our local refill service.
Soaking is not essential for blackeyed beans, but cooking time can be shortened if they get a quick soak in hot water (as opposed to a longer one in cold water, like other beans). Place dried beans in a pot, cover with water, and bring to a boil for 2-3 minutes. Remove pot from heat and allow it to stand for 60-90 minutes. Drain water and replace with fresh, cold water for cooking—or if you skipped the hot-soaking step—just rinse and add cold water. Place on the stove and bring to a boil in a pot with a lid. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer, tilting the lid slightly to allow steam to escape, and leave to cook for up to an hour, or until tender, then once cooked you can use them straight away or we like to keep cooked frozen beans in the freezer. That way they are great to use whenever you have a recipe that calls for them.
Ingredients: 100% Beans Blackeye
Product Origin: USA
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.