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Is a black eyed pea actually a pea or a bean?

Sun, 21st Mar 2010

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Question

Silverwing Benoit, Second Life asked:

Is a black eyed pea actually a pea or a bean?

 

 

Answer

We put this to Claire Domoney, from the John Innes Centre:

 

Claire -   No.  Actually, itís a member of the Vigna genus if I remember correctly and certainly not a pea.

[Other members of the genus Vigna include the Azuki Bean, Mung bean and Cowpea. Peas are Pisum sativum.]

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