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Black-eyed Peas: How to Check for Bugs

blackeyedpeasBlack-eyed Peas, also known as Rubyah/Lubyeh, are commonly infested with insects and must be checked before eating.

The following applies to all black-eyed peas, whether fresh, dried or frozen:

1. Soak all for three hours in hot water or for eight hours in cold water.

2. Check each one, looking for dark spots (other than the regular black spot that is characteristic of this product).

3. If a black spot is found on a particular pea, that pea only should be discarded, and one should continue checking the others.

It should be noted that, although this process takes time, it is very practical for Rosh Hashanah, since there is no minimum of black-eyed peas that one must eat on Rosh Hashanah.