Also it is known as cowpea or "China bean". This legume is produced in the northern coast of Peru, belongs to the species Vigna unguiculata L. but it has African origin. The grain is colored from cream until creamy white, it has square shape with
black eye in the middle, soft texture and pleasant taste. It is quick cooking, easy digestion and natural source of selenium, rich in protein, carbohydrates, fiber, minerals and vitamins.