Olu Olu Foods

Honey Beans

Also called Nigerian brown beans or Ghanaian sweet beans, honey beans are a variety of black-eyed peas with a natural and uniquely sweet flavour. These light brown, kidney-shaped cowpeas, are commonly grown in West Africa and are a great alternative to regular cowpeas.


Energy, 795 kJ / 190 kcal (9.5% daily intake)
Fat, 11g (14%)
- of which: Saturates, 1.5g (7.5%)
Carbohydrate, 20g (6.6%)
- of which: Sugars, 7g (14%)
Fibre, 8.2g (29%)
Protein, 5.8g (11.6%)
Salt, 0.04g (1.7%)



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, 1tsp of honey and salt to taste. Reduce heat, cover and simmer gently until beans are tender but firm. These beans will cook within 45 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 
  • CURRY: blend with other ingredients to make rich curries
  • SALAD: cook and add as a filler or topping to your salads
  • MASH: cook till very soft and mash as a mash potato alternative 


  • SOAK FIRST: soak dry beans in water for at least 2-4 hours, to help speed up the cooking process, and for easier digestion. 
  • WEIGHT LOSS: The dietary fiber in honey 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.
  • DIABETES: low in glycemic index, as compared to other legumes, which assists diabetic patients to maintain blood sugar levels.