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Safed Lobhiya Black-eyed peas, also known as cowpeas, lobiya, chawli, or black-eyed beans, are a versatile and nutritious legume with a long history of cultivation. Native to Africa, black-eyed peas have become a staple food in many parts of the world, including India, the Caribbean, and the southern United States. eDehati Safed Lobia is sourced locally from 2000 meters and above from sea level from the Himalyan region of Himachal Pradesh. These beans are nutrient-rich and possess many health benefits. These peas are used in many Indian household recipes and is a mainstay of Indian cuisine.

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  • Common Names: Black eyed peas, cowpeas, lobhiya, lobiya, chawli, chavli, chawli etc.
  • Scientific Name: Vigna unguiculata
  • Color: Creamy white with a distinct black eye-shaped spot
  • Shape: Oval and slightly flattened
  • Size: Small to medium
  • Taste: Mild and earthy, with a slightly nutty flavor
  • Texture: Creamy and soft when cooked

Nutrient Value:

Black eyed peas are nutritional powerhouses, offering a wealth of health benefits:

  • Protein: A rich source of plant-based protein, essential for building and repairing tissues.
  • Fiber: High in dietary fiber, promoting digestive health, heart health, and blood sugar control.
  • Iron: Crucial for oxygen transportation and red blood cell production.
  • Vitamins: Contains a range of vitamins, including folate, thiamin, and vitamin B6.
  • Minerals: Rich in potassium, magnesium, zinc, and calcium, essential for various bodily functions.

Health Benefits:

  • Heart Health: Fiber and antioxidants in black eyed peas help lower cholesterol levels and reduce inflammation, promoting heart health.
  • Digestive Health: Fiber aids in digestion, prevents constipation, and supports gut health.
  • Blood Sugar Control: Fiber helps regulate blood sugar levels, beneficial for people with diabetes.
  • Weight Management: High fiber and protein content promote satiety, helping reduce calorie intake and support weight management.
  • Immune Function: Nutrients like iron, zinc, and vitamin C play a vital role in immune system support.

Recipes & Uses:

Black eyed peas are culinary chameleons, adaptable to diverse cuisines and dishes:

  • Lobhiya Curry: A flavorful Indian curry with black eyed peas, spices, and vegetables.
  • Black Eyed Pea Salad: A refreshing salad with cooked black eyed peas, vegetables, and a tangy dressing.
  • Cowpea Fritters: Flavorful fritters made with ground black eyed peas and spices.
  • Rice and Beans: A simple and hearty staple pairing black eyed peas with rice for a complete protein meal.

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