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28 September 2010

Black-eyed peas hold tasty promises

The black-eyed pea, one of the world's oldest cultivated vegetables, is also one of the most promising as a nutritious food product, according to researchers in Senegal.

The black-eyed pea, one of the world's oldest cultivated vegetables, is also one of the most promising as a nutritious food product, according to researchers who gathered in Senegal.

In Senegal, where the niebe is well-known like elsewhere in West Africa, it is called "the meat of the poor" because of its high protein content. The bean is eaten in fritters, in stews and sometimes mixed into bread.

 
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