Although traditionally eaten only on New Year's Day for good luck, Blackeye beans offer numerous health benefits and culinary options throughout the year. This bean is rich in soluble fiber that helps lower cholesterol and is ideal for dips, casseroles, salads, and main dishes. While commonly used in Southern cooking, it can replace any bean in your recipe. Blackeye beans are easy to store and have a long shelf life, making them a great addition to your long-term food storage staples. Indulge in this delicious and versatile bean, at any time of year.