Cowpea Health benefits & Nutritional facts

Nutrient content of mature cowpea seed (average of eight varieties)

Cowpea Nutritional Facts
Serving Size 1/4 cup
Servings per Container —
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.5 g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.1 g 1%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 7 mg 0%
Potassium 464 mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 25 g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4 g 18%
Sugars 3 g
Protein  10 g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 5%
Iron 19%
Copper 0%
Folic Acid -
Iodine -
Magnesium 19%
Niacin 4%
Phosphorus 18%
Riboflavin 6%
Thiamin 24%
Vitamin B12 -
Vitamin B6 7%
Vitamin D -
Vitamin E 1%
Zinc 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Protein 24.8%
Fat 1.9%
Fiber 6.3%
Carbohydrate 63.6%
Thiamine 0.00074%
Riboflavin 0.00042%
Niacin 0.00281%

Cowpea is rich in potassium with good amount of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. It also has small amount of iron, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese

Vitamin content of cowpea
Cowpea is rich in vitamin A and C. It has good amount of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6 and pantothenic acid. It also has small amount of folate.

Calorie content of cowpea
100g of Cinnamon has 44 calories. Calories

Health benefits of cowpea
Cowpea tones the spleen, stomach and pancreas ; it helps induce urination and relieves damp conditions like leucorrhoea.
The soluble fiber found in these beans have a low glycemic index and provide low risk for diabetes.

The high fiber content also plays an important role in improving diabetes.

They are rich in lignans, which may play a role in preventing osteoporosis, heart disease, and certain cancers.

The flavonoids in beans may help reduce heart disease and cancer risk.

Phytosterols present in the beans help reduce blood cholesterol levels.

They are low in fat and sodium and contain no cholesterol.