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Black-eyed beans are a plant belonging to the legume family, which grow abundantly in the countries of Central Africa. That is where you can find many different varieties of blackeye beans, differing in the shape and length of the pod.
Black-eyed beans are mostly used in cooking. They are one of the main ingredients featured in many dishes around the world. They are added to salads, as well as other dishes. They can often be canned in order to extend their storage. It is recommended to eat green blackeye beans salted or dried. In addition, it is very useful not only to eat them fresh but also to make tea from the dried pods of this plant.
Black-eyed beans contain different vitamins and minerals (calcium, iron, and zinc) necessary for good nutrition. They contain 25% of your daily required protein. Black-eyed beans also have a high content of folic acid, potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium.
For people with urolithiasis, diseases of the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas, as well as those suffering from obesity, anemia, or gout, it is recommended to include blackeye beans in their daily diet.
Black-Eyed Peas Health Benefits
Black-eyed beans contain vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B5, B6, PP, as well as manganese, calcium, copper, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, and sodium. It is not surprising then that the beans provide enormous health benefits, the most important of which are as follows:
- Cleansing of the digestive tract
Blackeye beans contain a lot of soluble fiber that helps remove not only cholesterol but also a variety of toxins from the digestive tract.
- The rich content of phytoestrogens
They are rich in phytoestrogens (substances that are perceived by the body as an analog of the hormone estradiol). Studies have found that phytoestrogens prevent breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men. They can also reduce hot flashes and other issues relate to menopause.
- Reducing sugar in the blood
These beans contain arginine that is capable of reducing the amount of sugar in the blood. Thus, arginine is a kind of substitute for insulin, which is necessary for people suffering from diabetes.
- Increases hemoglobin
Blackeye beans are a rich source of albumin. Therefore, the regular consumption of these beans increases the level of hemoglobin in the blood.
How to Sprout Black-Eyed Peas at Home
- Yields approximately 3 Cups (1/2 lb.) of Sprouts. Prep 3 Tablespoons of peas, then transfer into a bowl or into your Sprouter. Add 2-3 times as much cool (60°-70°) water. Mix peas up to assure even water contact for all.
- Allow peas to soak for 6-12 hours. Empty the peas into your Sprouter (if necessary). Drain off the soak water. Rinse thoroughly with cool (60°-70°) water. Drain thoroughly! Set your Sprouter anywhere out of direct sunlight and at room temperature (70° is optimal) between Rinses. Ensure sufficient air-circulation is provided.
- Always be sure to Drain very thoroughly. The most common cause of inferior sprouts is inadequate drainage. Rinse and Drain again every 8-12 hours for 3 days.
Enjoy your home-made sprouts!