black-eyed peas

Growing on the High Plains Episode
6:07 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Black-Eyed Peas: New Year's Good Luck


We'll kick off the new year with a look at a tradition that grew from the traffic of slave ships to the farmlands of the American South.  Whatever you call them -- black-eyes, crowders, cream peas or purple hulls, these legumes have long been a basic element of survival.  Thought to be a symbol of good luck in the future, they could definitely bring you the wealth of good health, as they are nutritious and delicious dished up on a New Year's Day.

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