Black-eyed beans have a scented aroma, creamy texture and distinctive flavor. Their kidney shaped characterizes these beans, white skin with a small black eye and very fine wrinkles.
Originally from Africa, it is one of the most widely dispersed beans in the world. Black-eyed beans are really a type of pea, which gives it its distinctive flavor and rapid cooking potential, with no pre-soaking needed.
Black-eyed beans are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber, as are most other legumes. In addition to lowering cholesterol, black beans when combined with whole grains such as rice, provide virtually fat-free high quality protein.
Black-eyed beans contribution to your health lies not just in their fiber and protein, but also in the significant amounts of magnesium and iron these beans supply. All of these nutrients hold up well in the cooking process. to providing slow burning complex carbohydrates, Black-Eyed beans can increase your energy by helping to replenish your iron stores. Iron is an integral component of haemoglobin, which transports oxygen from the lungs to all body cells, and is also part of key enzyme systems for energy production and metabolism.
They are also an excellent source of the trace mineral manganese, which is an essential cofactor in the energy production and in our antioxidant defence.
Quatro Folhas black-eyed beans are available throughout the year.