Black Eyed Peas (Bean)-USA-Organic
The black-eyed pea, Vigna unguiculata subsp. unguiculata, is a subspecies of the cowpea, grown around the world for its medium-sized edible bean.
The black-eyed pea is also called black-eyed bean, ChawaLie, Lobia, etc. in various languages in India.
The bean mutates easily, giving rise to a number of varieties.
The common commercial one is called the California Blackeye; it is pale-colored with a prominent black spot.
The currently accepted botanical name is Vigna unguiculata subsp. unguiculata, although previously it was classified in the genus Phaseolus.
Vigna unguiculata subsp. dekindtiana is the wild relative and Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis is the related asparagus bean.
Other beans of somewhat similar appearance, such as the “frijol ojo de cabra” (“goat’s eye bean”) of northern Mexico, are sometimes incorrectly called “black-eyed peas” and vice versa.