Black Eyed Beans

Black Eyed Beans


Product Information

Black-eyed beans are small, creamy textured beans with a black 'scar' where they were joined to the pod. Despite differences in color and taste, all legumes have a similar nutritional value. A serving of beans contains no cholesterol, lots of complex carbohydrates, and virtually zero fat. In addition, beans are a good source of B vitamins, potassium, and digestive health promoting fibre. Black-eyed beans are delicious in an aromatic curry, can be blended into a spicy bean dip or added into rice for extra flavour and nutritional benefit.

Black Eyed Beans

Nutritional Information

Nutrient Per 100g, raw Per serving, cooked 125 ml (½ cup) 90 g
Energy (kJ) 1406 436
Protein (g) 23.5 7
Glycaemic Carbohydrate (g) 49 13
Of Which Total Sugar (g) 6.9 2.9
Total Fat (g) 1.26 0.5
Of Which Saturated Fat (g) 0.5 0.1
Total Dietary Fibre (g) 10.6 5.9
Sodium (mg) 16 4

Cooking Tips

250 ml (1 cup) raw beans make 550 ml (2 ¼ cups) cooked beans. One serving is usually 125 ml (1/2 cup) cooked beans. Salt and any acidic ingredients should only be added to the beans about three quarters of the way through cooking, as these ingredients can lengthen cooking time or prevent softening.

Cooking Instructions

Beans will cook more evenly, tenderly and in less time if they have been soaked first.

To soak beans overnight:

Rinse and cover with cold water. Leave to stand overnight.

Quick soak:

Cover beans with water (about 2 cm above the beans), microwave for 3 minutes on high and leave to stand for 30 minutes. Then cook as described below.

Cooking Method:

Rinse well, cover with water and simmer gently for an hour and 45 minutes.

Recipe Idea

Black eyed beans can be cooked, frozen in amounts of 250 ml (1 cup), and then added to soups, casseroles, curries and stews. Add tomatoes to enhance the flavour.


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