If you thought black-eyed peas were only a Southern New Year’s staple, think again.
This humble legume, known to many as “poor people food,” is rich in nutritional value. It’s so rich, we have a black-eyed pea recipe in my family called “Georgia Caviar.”
The recipe is quick, tasty and packed with plant protein, dietary fiber, folate, potassium, iron and zinc. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, black-eyed peas are one of those rare foods that fall into both the protein and vegetable categories, so those of you keeping score can decide how to credit your diet plan.