You’ll find black-eyed peas on dinner tables all around the world, especially in the American South where they’re an old favorite.

But did you know that the black-eyed pea, a subspecies of the cowpea, is actually a bean — not a pea?

Click here to keep reading more about black-eyed peas and to get some new recipes you can try at home for dishes like Red Red Vegan Bean Stew, Black-Eyed Pea Stew with Sausage and Black-Eyed Pea Hummus.