Organic Black Eye Beans

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Organic Black Eye Beans are great with oil, salt and lemon.

Organic Black Eye Beans are white in colour with a dot of black which gives them their unusual name.  This dot or ‘scar’ is formed when they are plucked from their pod.

Black eye beans go really well in bean stews and soups but are used in a wide array of recipes including salads.  These popular beans are used worldwide in a range of flavours. Organic Black Eye Beans are high in protein so are a good choice for vegetarian and vegan dishes – serve them with nuts to make a’ complete protein’ combining all the essential amino acids.

In Cyprus they are served in a fresh, light dressing with vegetables, oil, salt and lemon juice.  In Brazil black eye beans are the main ingredient in a popular street food called akara.  Akara is make by cooking the beans and then blending them into a paste which is then rolled into balls and fried.

Origin: China

Best Before End: 01/2019

Note: Require soaking and cooking or sprouting before consumption.

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.

Nutritional Information

The Nutritional Benefits of Organic Black Eye Beans.

Organic Black Eye Beans are a source of folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper and manganese.

Manganese: This vital nutrient contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, formation of connective tissue and the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Copper: This trace mineral is needed to protect cells from oxidative stress and for normal function of the immune system.  It also contributes to normal connective tissue and functioning of the nervous system.

Iron: It is vital to get enough iron and many whole foods contain high levels of it.  Iron contributes to normal cognitive function, immune system function, reduction of tiredness, energy-yielding metabolism, formation of red blood cells, transportation of oxygen and cell division.

B-Vitamins: This group of vitamins contribute to normal psychological function, normal function of the immune system and contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Typical values per 100g:
Energy 1324kj/311kcal
Fat 1.6g
of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 54g
of which sugars 0g
Fibre 8.2g
Protein 23.5g
Salt 0g

1 review for Organic Black Eye Beans

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Elaine Howard (verified owner)

    These beans are yummy in a salad and if you soak overnight they do not take too long to cook. I have struggled to find black eye beans (also called black eyed peas or cowpeas) that are organic so it is great that they are available to buy from Forest Whole Foods.

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Cooking Instructions:

  1. Soak for 8-12 hours.
  2. Drain and rinse.
  3. Boil for 10 minutes and then simmer for 1 hour.
  4. They should be soft but with a slight bite in the middle.


For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.

Family Tip:

  1. Black eye beans sprout well and can be used as a side garnish with salad – their spots give a splash of colour.
  2. If you want to keep things simple they can be cooked straight after soaking and added to stews or chilli.
  3. They are lovely sprouted and then cooked.  See our sprouting guide for how to get started.