Black-eyed peas are said to bring good luck when eaten on New Year’s Day, but they’re a hearty and healthy food year round.
Black-eyed peas have a rich, roasted flavor that is perfect for cold weather soups and stews, as well as warm weather salads. Black-eyed peas go especially well with greens and grains, such as collard greens, rice and cornbread.
Black-eyed peas are a good source of fiber, protein, potassium, beta-carotene, calcium, magnesium and iron. One cup of cooked black-eyed peas contains approximately 200 calories and 11 grams of filling fiber.