Black Eye Beans

Ingredient Name:  Black eye beans or black-eyed peas

Traditional Chinese Name: 眉豆(méi dou)

What is this?

  • A bean which has multiple varieties due to its ease of cultivation
  • Used in multi-cultural dishes around the world
  • Grown in many countries in Asia, it is a common staple in many dishes and soups

How do I prepare it?

  • Rinse before use and put directly into your soup

Where can I buy this?

  • This is available in most supermarkets (Asian and Western)

What is the cost

  • Very affordable with a handful costing around $5-6 HKD

Any benefits?

  • Excellent source of soluble fibre which can help eliminate cholesterol from the body
  • Low in fat and high in protein
  • High-potassium and low in sodium
  • Helps eliminate excess moisture from the body

Any precautions?

  • For dried beans, be sure to thoroughly soak and cook as uncooked beans can cause indigestion