Olu Olu Foods

Black Eyed Beans

Black eyed beans have a delicious nutty, earthy flavour and a texture that's soft yet firm. 

Cook them in a stock or broth to give them a flavour boost, then add them to anything from salads to stir-fries to soups. They work wonderfully in a range of Caribbean- and Creole-style rice dishes. 


Energy, 485 kJ / 116 kcal (5.8% daily intake)
Fat, 14g (18%)
- of which: Saturates, 1.8g (9%)
Carbohydrate, 16g (5.3%)
- of which: Sugars, 2g (4%)
Fibre, 9.4g (33.6%)
Protein, 8g (16%)
Salt, 0.05g (2.2%)



To create a delicious and highly nutritious meal. Place beans in a pot; cover with fresh water and bring to a boil. Add 1 tsp of Coconut Oil and salt to taste. Reduce heat, cover and simmer gently until beans are tender but firm. These beans will cook within 30 minutes to 1 hour. Periodically, try a taste test or mash a bean against the side of the pot with a fork or spoon, to see if cooked.


  • SOUP: cook and add as a filler or topping to your soups and salads
  • CURRY: blend with other ingredients to make rich curries
  • FRITTERS: these beans can be used to make tasty kebab, fritters
  • HUMMUS: Add mashed cooked black-eyed peas to homemade hummus. 


  • SOAK FIRST: soak dry beans in water for at least 2-4 hours, to help speed up the cooking process, and for easier digestion. 
  • MINERAL RICH: contains high amounts of iron, calcium, magnesium, selenium, zinc, copper, phosphorus, and polyphenols.
  • WEIGHT LOSS: The dietary fiber in black eyed beans gives a great sense of satiety. Helping you feel fuller for longer. 
  • SKIN HEALTH: high in protein, zinc, vitamins A and C, which supports collagen synthesis and accelerates skin repair.