Happy New Year’s Day! It seems crazy that it is already 2018! I love the “fresh start” feeling of a new year, and one of my personal goals this year is to explore new cultural foods and food traditions (and share what I find with you all!). Which is why I am starting a series on the blog called “In Celebration of Food”- look for many more articles to come throughout 2018 on this topic!
Did you know that January 1 is National Black-Eyed Pea Day? In the southeast United States, traditionally black-eyed peas are consumed for good luck in the new year. One cup of plain canned Black-Eyed Peas is packed with tons of great nutrients:
- 11 grams of protein
- 8 grams of fiber
- 48 mg Ca
- 122 mcg folate
Have a favorite way you like to enjoy black-eyed peas? Tell me more about it below!
(Read more about black-eyed peas nutrition here: https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/4803?manu=&fgcd=&ds=Standard%20Reference)
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