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Sep 12, 2009 01:39 PM

Identify the mystery bean?

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!

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  1. 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.