Organic Cowpea White. Cowpea White are commonly referred to as lobia peas in India with a small black dot that resembles an eye. Cowpea is an important grain legume in Africa, some part of Americas and in Asia. Dried seeds are consumed after cooking. Cowpeas are grown mostly for their edible beans, although the leaves, green seeds and pods can also be consumed, meaning the cowpea can be used as a food source before the dried peas are harvested.