Health Benefits

  • Cowpeas are a source of good protein (23-32%) and dietary fiber.
  • They have low glycemic index
  • Rich source of lysine and tryptophan
  • Cowpeas contain minerals like K, Mg, Ca, P and Fe
  • Cowpea protein isolates are known to lower plasma cholesterol
  • Light brown, red and black cowpea varieties are rich in antioxidants.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size 100 gms
Total Calories 342.51
water 11.05
Macronutrients gms %
protein 23.95 23.95
carbohydrate 59.88 59.88
fiber 10.66 10.66
fat 2.04 2.04
cholesterol 0.00 0.00
Micronutrients mg %
Calcium 85.39 0.0854
Iron 9.94 0.0099
Mg 332.93 0.3329
Phosphorus 438.32 0.4383
Potassium 1374.85 1.3749
Sodium 57.49 0.0575
Zinc 6.11 0.0061
Vitamin C 1.56 0.0016
Thiamine 0.68 0.0007
Riboflavin 0.17 0.0002
Niacin 2.93 0.0029
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for standard reference
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