1. Cowpeas are thought to get their name from when they were a key livestock feed in the USA.
2. The cowpea is 25% protein.
3. Fifty two percent of the cowpeas produced in Africa are used for food, 13% are used for animal feed, 10% are used for their seeds, 9% goes to other uses, and 16% are wasted.
4. In the Southern United States eating black-eyed peas on New Yearâ€™s Day is considered good luck because they symbolize money.
5. In Yoruba cowpeas are called ewa or ere. In Hausa they are known as wanke. And across the French-speaking regions of West Africa they are called niebe.