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Can I have pigeon peas and black eyed peas?


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I love cooking and eating dal, and I've had to say goodbye to most varieties for the sake of Whole30. And possibly after, once I start testing the impact lentils have on my whole system, not just my taste buds...well, I'm not going to think about that yet. I can still make chana dal, thank goodness -- yellow split peas, Indian-style.

But I'm wondering if I can make dal from pigeon peas and black-eyed peas, in their whole and/or split forms? I didn't grow up eating this food and this isn't my heritage at all, so I only know about these foods from cookbooks and the internet. For example, here is an intro page to the most common varieties of dal that I've found helpful:


I don't really know the dietary/nutrition differences between these different 'pulses.' Can anyone enlighten me as to whether pigeon peas and black eyed peas are in bounds or out of bounds?



PS - Apologies if this has been asked before, but a google search didn't turn up something clear.

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Blackeyed peas are specifically called out in the rules as off limits -- rules are here:  https://whole30.com/whole30-program-rules/

Pigeon peas are not specifically mentioned by name either as allowed or not (here is where you can find the ones that are allowed:  https://whole30.com/whole30-rules-peas/). Unfortunately I think in this case that means they're not allowed either.

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