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#1 Peter29

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 01:46 PM

I find the vegetable cowpea neither in Topic Edible nor in Topic Non Edible. Cowpea is a popular vegetable in Chinese meal.I don't know if it has other names in the posted topics. And I want to know if it is good for torts. Can anyone help me to identify it?
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 06:25 PM

Hello Peter, I have just used Google and have discovered that it is known as the black eyed bean, or peas In England. It is quite a popular food in the southern states of America, there is even a band named the BlackEyed Peas, you may have heard of.

This is an British forum and they are not commonly eaten here, except in a Chinese takeaway meal we might buy ;) What is listed on this forum, are plants & weeds that grow wild in Britain, not the cultivated crops and I am not sure we grow it anyway.

As peas and beans are generally not good tortoise food (too high in protein) I would definitely say not to feed, I hope this helps. :)

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:44 AM

Ok,Chrissyan,I stop the the BlackEyed Peas diet for torts. Thanks for your reminding,rich protein is not good for torts. It is the first time I heard of this name of the vegetable, my English is really not so good as yours and other members' in the forum. ;) But indeed the Cowpea is a very healthy food in China.If you and other friends had been in China, I would have recommended you many delious food of ours. :)

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:14 AM

Peter your English is brilliant and we are always happy to help. :) I would love one day to try real Chinese food, instead of the Anglicised versions we get here. ;)




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