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

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Is a black eyed pea actually a pea or a bean?
« on: 23/03/2010 17:51:46 »
Is a black eyed pea actually a pea or a bean?


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Is a black eyed pea actually a pea or a bean?
« Reply #1 on: 23/03/2010 17:51:46 »
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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