Black eyed peas is a legume and a mature bean. It is also a vegetable and is a source of protein which makes it a bean.
It contains nutrients such as zinc, amino acids and iron which are found in protein food groups.
It also has nutrients such as fibre, folate and potassium.
In vegetarian diets the black eyed peas are considered as a vegetable source.
It is a variety of cowpea that is also known as goat pea or southern pea.The bean/ vegetable can be included in any meal during the day and it is very healthy.