PEAS, PIGEON - Kosher/Gluten Free

Pigeon Peas
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PEAS, PIGEON - Kosher/Gluten Free



The Pigeon Pea originally hails from Africa and is now widely used throughout the Caribbean. This brown, oval bean is called a pea due to its small size and shape. The Pigeon Pea is about ¼ inch round, tan in color with light brown speckles. Blessed with a pungent flavor and mealy texture, it fades when cooked. Also known as Toor Dal, Caja Pea, Congo Pea and Goongoo Pea, the Pigeon Pea is very popular in the southern states of the U.S. Often paired with rice this Pea can be used anywhere you normally use Black-eyed Peas or Kidney Beans.

Ingredient Statement:

Pigeon Peas.

Pigeon Peas can be served combined with vegetables such as carrots and cauliflower. Pigeon Peas are popular in pea soup with dumplings and beef or in the familiar pea and ham soup. Used in the Bahamas as a favorite in Pigeon Peas and rice with onions, celery, and tomatoes, all perfectly spiced. The slow cooking nature of these beans allows for a rich, savory broth to be created.

Recommended Preparation Instructions:

Soak overnight.  Rinse and place in a large pot and cover with fresh water.  Bring water to a boil for 3 minutes, reduce heat and simmer, covered, until tender.  The tough skins require a long cooking time. 

One cup dry yields 3 cups cooked.

Product Description

The Pigeon Pea is a native to Africa and the sweet flavor is now widely used throughout the Caribbean. Pigeon Peas are actually a bean. However, they are called peas due to their small size and shape. These beans are about 1/4 round, beige color with light brown speckles. The Pigeon Pea has a pungent flavor and mealy texture. Some color fades after beans have been cooked. They are also known as Toor Dal, Caja Pea, Congo Pea, Gandule and Goongoo pea. In the U.S., they are very popular in the south. They grown in long, twisted, fuzzy pods.


Color: Gray-brown with light brown speckles.

Flavor: Typical of peas.

Size: Approximately ¼ inch in diameter, round.


Moisture: N/A

Sulfites: N/A

Heat Level:  N/A

Ingredient Statement:

Pigeon Peas.

Allergen Statement


Packaging & Storage

Shelf Life: Min 12 months (under optimum storage conditions).

Packaging: Poly bag in box.

Storage Conditions: Store in a dry, cool place.

About Nutritional Information

Chieftain Wild Rice Company gathers nutritional information from highly regarded sources.  Nutritional analysis can vary due to growing conditions, frequency of testing, and other factors.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/2 cup cooked - 1.3 oz dry (37g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 341 Calories from Fat 0
  % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 0g  
Protein 8g  
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 6%
Iron 10%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.