The black-eyed pea, also called black-eyed bean and chawalie or lobia in various languages in India and Pakistan, is a subspecies of the cowpea, grown around the world for its medium-sized, edible bean. The bean mutates easily, giving rise to a number of varieties. The common commercial one is called the California Blackeye; it is pale-colored with a prominent black spot. The currently accepted botanical name is Vigna unguiculata subsp. unguiculata, although previously it was classified in the genus Phaseolus. Vigna unguiculata subsp. dekindtiana is the wild relative and Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis is the related asparagus bean. Other beans of somewhat similar appearance, such as the goat's eye bean of northern Mexico, are sometimes incorrectly called black-eyed peas, and vice versa.
Best Foods Inc.
Maspeth. NY 11378
Country Of Origin: Product of India
Product Weight: 1814 Grams (4 LB)
Storage Instructions: Keep in Cool & Dry Place
Package: Plastic Bag
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