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Identify the mystery bean?

Delairen Sep 12, 2009 01:39 PM

At the farmer's market recently, I picked up some fresh beans in-pods. The lady didn't know what they were called, but said they were similar to Blackeyed Peas - can anyone identify these mystery beans for me?

Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
Del

 
 
  1. Karl S Sep 12, 2009 01:53 PM

    They look like immature pigeon peas to me.

    These are indeed part of the greater family of peas that hail from Africa rather than the New World, including black-eyed peas, cowpeas, and the like.

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