"Common beans" (black, Great Northern, navy, pink, pinto, and red kidney beans) share a bean ancestor that originated in Peru.
Cooking Tip #1
Optional Blackeye Pea Pre-Cook: While not required, some cooks suggest quickly boiling blackeye peas before cooking. Cover beans with water and boil 3 to 4 minutes. Discard the water and cook beans in beef, chicken, or vegetable broth.