black-eyed pea

Definitions

Food

  • A legume, Vigna catjang, related to other species of the genus Vigna (cow pea and long bean) from South America but now grown also in India and Southeast Asia. The pods grow up to 60 cm long and the beans when mature are yellow-brown to red in colour with a dark eye and similar in size and shape to a kidney bean. To confuse matters it is sometimes referred to as asparagus bean which is a completely different species.
  • cow pea
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