Honey beans, also known as "oloyin" in Yoruba, are a variety of cowpeas (black-eyed peas) that are native to West Africa. They are brownish in color and have a naturally sweet taste, hence the name "honey beans." They are a staple in many West African dishes and are especially popular in Nigeria. When cooked, honey beans have a tender texture and are often used in soups, stews, and porridges due to their distinct sweet flavor. They are also nutritious, being a good source of protein, fiber, and various essential nutrients.