Botanical Name: Vigna unguiculata subsp. unguiculata
Tamil Name: வெள்ளை காராமணி – Vellai Karamani
Hindi Name: ब्लैक आइड पीज़ – blaik aaid peez
Malayalam Name: ബ്ലാക്ക് ഐഡ് പീസ് – blākk aiḍ pīs
Telugu Name: అలసందలు – Alasandalu
About Black Eyed Peas:
Black-eyed beans are in creamy white color and have a black mark on their inner curve. The black-eyed bean has quite thick skin. It has a subtle, nutty aroma and a rich creamy taste that is slightly earthy.
Cowpeas are beneficial for our skin and hair. These black-eyed peas contain low calories and fat, which include them in the perfect weight-loss diet plan.
Cowpeas are also low in the glycemic index (GI) when compared to other commonly consumed legumes and lentils. These foods help in maintaining normal blood sugar levels.
Cowpea is an excellent source of antioxidants like vitamin A, thus it plays a vital role in the prevention of many diseases.
The presence of flavonoids, minerals like potassium and magnesium, and lignin (a phytoestrogen) in cowpeas give them their heart-healthy features.
The presence of fiber helps to soothe bowel problems, reduces stomach discomfort and it also helps in the proper digestion of food.
Controls Blood Cholesterol
The black-eyed peas have glycemic index content which helps to control the blood cholesterol. It has been clinically proven that a low-glycemic diet can be beneficial for blood lipid profiles. One of the best and easiest ways to keep blood cholesterol under control is to consume the cowpeas.
Removes Free Radicals
The cowpeas are extremely rich in antioxidant agents like vitamin A and vitamin C. Regular intake of these peas can help to get rid of free radicals and also stops the growth of cancerous cells in our body.
Good for Weight Loss
The black-eyed peas are low in fat i.e low-calorie beans so it could be beneficial for weight loss. Also, the cowpeas are cholesterol-free. So if you suffer from overweight then regularly take the beans in your diet. Moreover, it’s a great nutritious option for the people who need to shed off excess weight and slim down.