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