Talk:Black-eyed pea

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New Year's[edit]

The custom at New Year's Day is not specifically hoppin' john, but black-eyed peas, in general, which may, as likely be cooked with just a bit of cured meat.--Aaron Walden 08:03, 19 October 2005 (UTC)

  • At least in southern Unites States, including Florida, eating Back-eyed peas is something considered to bring good luck. Not even prepared in anyway, just heated up and a spoon full each. Some more refernces of "lucky foods" --71.251.106.7 21:02, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
  • New Years is indeed celebrated in the South with a large helping of black-eyed peas representing coins accompanied by boiled greens (collards or turnip greens) representing dollar bills. While possibly considered "soul food" in different cultures, black-eyed peas are enjoyed throughout the South in all cultures. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.226.242.226 (talk) 21:24, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

Disambiguation[edit]

This needs a disambiguation page! Vegetables _and_ music. ;-)

And a restaurant. albrozdude 04:18, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

Photographs[edit]

Currently there are three photographs of the black-eyed peas themselves (the seeds), but no photographs of the entire plant. Could someone please add a photograph of the whole plant? JRSpriggs 06:48, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

nutritional content[edit]

The values per cup in calcium, folate and vitamin A quoted on this page are very different than the ones in Health Canada guide, available at http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/fiche-nutri-data/nutrient_value-valeurs_nutritives_e.html (page 31).

There is no source at this time for these values ... where do they come from?

HC values are ... calcium : 51 mg, vitamin A : 33 IU, folate : 130 mcg. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Scyrma (talkcontribs) 18:36, 31 December 2006 (UTC).

also called[edit]

I removed the reference to "field pea" as another name for black-eyed pea. Field pea is different. Reference to it can be found here http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/alt-ag/fieldpea.htm clickclack27 04:23, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

Translation[edit]

What's the meaning of Black Eyed Pea in spanish? I Want to know what it is. Please, answer me. Thanks. --88.7.234.198 (talk) 14:38, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Centre of domestication?[edit]

Just wondering what the source is for the cowpea being domesticated in India, as there's no reference for this statement, and most sources I've seen put the centre of domestication rather in sub-Saharan Africa (e.g. [[1]], [[2]]. I'll be changing this if no-one objects. Thefamouseccles (talk) 12:49, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

peas[edit]

black eyed peas are not grown on a pod they are picked off a tree in a pod —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.82.238.11 (talk) 23:55, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

i always wonder what types of peas are out there and know i am 4 years old and i just learned about black eyed peas. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.82.238.11 (talk) 23:58, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

How to cook them[edit]

Please would someone add the basic method of how to cook black eyed beans ? Adventurously, I bought some. Now I need to know how to prepare them. Not recipes, just the absolute basic method of cooking. Or a couple of links to where I can find out. Many thanks. Darkman101 (talk) 11:15, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

American use Bias[edit]

The whole section of New Year food should be removed or placed in relation to all the other countries who celebrate the legume.

Is there any reason this Wiki page should place such an emphasis on the United States experience ?

The fact that the Legume was introduced from Africa and spread across the world is proof enough that this aspect of the page needs review.

Incidently : I added the cultural reference : aka the Back Eyed Peas Group and the reference to Bobby Gentry. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 122.151.61.28 (talk) 10:46, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Too Specific[edit]

This article seems too specific and is really about the subspecies of Vigna unguiculata subsp. unguiculata Unguiculata Group (GRIN) which includes crowder peas, southern peas, and others used as dried legumes or fresh dehulled legumes, and more rarely green 'beans' (the whole pod with the peas inside). This excludes the yard-long beans (though there is not much to differentiate some of these from each other, most are Asian and considerably longer, and mainly used as green beans).

Anyway - this article only really talks about cultivars with black spots or 'eyes' on a light background - yet shouldn't it be about all the others too? They are really not that different from each other in cultivation or taste (but people have their preferences). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.202.24.164 (talk) 23:36, 27 June 2015 (UTC)