Soupalooza: Black-eyed pea soup boosts health, good luck in New Year
Dec 31, 2014 9:25 AM
M. Eileen Brown stumbled onto a recipe or story about the Southern tradition of eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day for good luck and became intrigued. After all, who doesn't want a little extra good luck -- especially when it involves eating something so obviously good for you? Black-eyed peas (which really aren't peas at all, but rather beans) are low in fat and sodium and contain no cholesterol. They are high in iron and fiber and a ½ cup serving of cooked black-eyed peas counts as one ounce of lean meat.