- Hoppin' John made with Blackeye Peas, Frijol Carita, (Cowpeas) - symbolic for coins - "peas for pennies"
- Collard, Turnip or Mustard greens - symbolic for greens, currency $ dollars
- Cornbread - symbolic for gold and a staple for any Southern inspired meal
- Pork for added protein but not necessary when beans are served with brown rice or other grain since grains and beans makeup a complete high quality protein.
These unique legumes are enjoyed for Good Luck at New Year's and are common in cuisines of Southeastern Asia, Thailand and Southern China. Cultivars include Chinese Red Noodle, Blue Goose and Texas Pinkeye.
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