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Sea Island Red Peas

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One of the most significant creolizations between colonial Italian presence in the Antebellum Carolina Sea Islands and the many African diaspora grains and legumes involved in rice husbandry is the dish ‚??Reezy Peezy‚?? in Gullah, the African Creole dialect of the Carolina Sea Islands in South Carolina. The hallmark legume in the dish is the Sea Island Red Pea, harvested green in the spring for the celebration dish and dried to small red peas for cooking during the remaining seasons. Sea Island Peas were the lynchpin of Antebellum sustainable rice farming rotation to improve the soil. They still perform that purpose with on-farm soil management today in the Carolina Lowcountry. But today, fewer than 100 acres are planted to Sea Island Peas in rice rotati

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