Azuki beans are traditionally used as paste in Japanese desserts, but they can be grown here in the U.S. and used in many other dishes as well.
The black-eyed pea is hard-to-miss with its pale body and small, black "eye." Traditionally, in the United States, it's used in Southern dishes.
Although a bit labor-intensive, the work is worth it for these meaty beans. They are also often used as a cover crop because of their nitrogen-fixing properties.
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