Black-eyed beans are a plant belonging to the legume family, which grows abundantly in the countries of Central Africa. That is where you can find many different varieties of blackeye beans, differing in the shape and length of the pod. Black-eyed beans mainly used in cooking; they are often the main ingredient featured in a variety of dishes around the world. Added to salads, and other meals, these beans bring a touch of nutty flavor to the table. Black-eyed beans often canned to extend their storage. It is beneficial to eat them fresh and also to make tea from the dried pods of this plant. Black-eyed beans contain different vitamins and minerals (calcium, iron, and zinc) necessary for proper nutrition. They contain 25% of your daily required protein. Black-eyed beans also have a high content of folic acid, potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium.Black-Eyed Peas Health Benefits
Black-eyed beans contain vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B5, B6, PP, as well as manganese, calcium, copper, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, and sodium. It is not surprising then that the beans provide enormous health benefits;
- Cleansing of the digestive tract Blackeye beans contain a lot of soluble fiber that helps remove not only cholesterol but also amounts of toxins from the gastrointestinal tract.
- The rich content of phytoestrogens They are rich in phytoestrogens (substances that are perceived by the body as an analog of the hormone estradiol). Studies have found that phytoestrogens prevent breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men. They can also reduce hot flashes, and other issues relate to menopause.
- Reducing sugar in the blood These beans contain arginine that is capable of reducing the amount of sugar in the blood. Thus, arginine is a kind of substitute for insulin, which is necessary for people suffering from diabetes.
- Increases hemoglobin Blackeye beans are a rich source of albumin. Therefore, the regular consumption of these beans increases the level of hemoglobin in the blood.
- To get three cups of Black-Eyed Peas sprouts, prepare three tablespoons of beans, and transfer them into a bowl. Add 2-3 times as much cool (60°-70°) water. Mix beans up to assure even water contact for all.
- Allow beans to soak for 6-12 hours. Empty the beans into your Sprouter (if necessary). Drain off the soak water. Rinse thoroughly with fresh (60°-70°) water. Drain thoroughly! Set your Sprouter anywhere out of direct sunlight and at room temperature (70° is optimal) between Rinses. Ensure sufficient air-circulation every time you drain the beans.
- Always be sure to Drain very thoroughly. The most common cause of inferior sprouts is inadequate drainage. Rinse and Drain every 8-12 hours again for three days.
Enjoy your home-made sprouts!