Tender, crispy and sweet tasting green cowpea beans have a succulent and pale flesh. These long and slender beans contain lime green peas. They are also known as black-eyed peas and lobia. Store unwashed fresh beans in a perforated plastic bag and refrigerate. Whole beans stored this way will stay for a week. Cowpea Beans are most commonly used in curries and rice. Can be sauteed, deep fried and stir fried.Cowpea beans maintain standard cholesterol levels and control blood cholesterol. They treat stomach and pancreatic problems, urination and bowel related problems. They are good for weight loss, skin and hair health.