U.S. organic family EDEN Black Eyed Peas Vigna unguiculata are soaked overnight, and pressure cooked with no chemical additives at Eden Foods’ organic, kosher cannery. A Southern favorite and the base of the classic dish Hoppin’ John. They are referred to in the old saying, “Rice for riches, peas for peace.” Folklore has it that they bring good luck. Black eyed peas are a medium beige bean with a distinctive dark ‘eye’ and a unique appealing taste. They are native to China and came to the American South via West Africa through the West Indies. Popular in the U.S. South, they usually accompany cooked greens as a side dish, are used in soup, salads, and casseroles. No salt added EDEN beans in BPA, BPS, and phthalate free cans since 1999.