Black eyed beans
Don't worry about the black eye - they're peace-loving peas.
Their closest relation is the cranberry bean, but the black eyed bean, just to be different, has a black mark of which it is very proud. Ideal for all you fitness fanatics who want to eat well and are also keen on presentation. Make it feel important and use it in soups. It reigns supreme there. Among other things, it cooks faster than other beans.
Grown by the Greeks and Romans who considered them the food of the people.
Widespread before America was discovered, they were later replaced by the common bean.
In American and African cuisine, it is eaten on New Year’s Day to bring good luck, like lentils in Italy!