Cowpea nutritional value

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Cowpea-nutritional-valueCowpeas offer a rich amount of dietary fiber and protein. It is also rich in minerals, vitamin, amino acids and proximates. This offers various health benefits such as eliminates free radicals, assist in losing weight and digestion, prevents infections and so on.

Nutritional value of Cowpea
Serving Size:1 Cup ( 171 g)

Calories 198 Kcal. Calories from Fat 8.19 Kcal.

Proximity Amount % DV
Water 119.77 g N/D
Energy 198 Kcal N/D
Energy 828 kJ N/D
Total dietary Fiber 11.1 g 29.21%
Carbohydrate 35.5 g 27.31%
Protein 13.22 g 26.44%
Total Fat (lipid) 0.91 g 2.60%
Ash 1.61 g N/D
Total Sugars 5.64 g N/D
Minerals Amount % DV
Iron, Fe 4.29 mg 53.63%
Copper, Cu 0.458 mg 50.89%
Phosphorus, P 267 mg 38.14%
Manganese, Mn 0.812 mg 35.30%
Magnesium, Mg 91 mg 21.67%
Zinc, Zn 2.21 mg 20.09%
Potassium, K 475 mg 10.11%
Selenium, Se 4.3 µg 7.82%
Calcium, Ca 41 mg 4.10%
Sodium, Na 7 mg 0.47%
Vitamins Amount % DV
Vitamin B9 (Folate, Folic acid) 356 µg 89.00%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 0.345 mg 28.75%
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) 0.703 mg 14.06%
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 0.171 mg 13.15%
Choline 55.1 mg 10.02%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.094 mg 7.23%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 0.846 mg 5.29%
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.48 mg 3.20%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 2.9 µg 2.42%
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 0.7 mg 0.78%
Vitamin A 2 µg 0.29%
Beta Carotene 15 µg N/D
Lipids Amount % DV
Fatty acids, total saturated 0.236 g 0.36%
Myristic acid  14:00(Tetradecanoic acid) 0.002 g N/D
Palmitic acid 16:00 (Hexadecanoic acid) 0.181 g N/D
Stearic acid 18:00 (Octadecanoic acid) 0.038 g N/D
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 0.075 g N/D
Palmitoleic acid 16:1 (hexadecenoic acid) 0.003 g N/D
Oleic acid 18:1 (octadecenoic acid) 0.062 g N/D
Gadoleic acid 20:1 (eicosenoic acid) 0.002 g N/D
Erucic acid 22:1 (docosenoic acid) 0.009 g N/D
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.385 g 2.26%
Linoleic acid 18:2 (octadecadienoic acid) 0.245 g 1.44%
Linolenic acid 18:3 (Octadecatrienoic acid) 0.142 g N/D
Amino Acids Amount % DV
Tryptophan 0.162 g 36.82%
Histidine 0.41 g 33.28%
Isoleucine 0.537 g 32.12%
Valine 0.629 g 29.78%
Threonine 0.503 g 28.58%
Leucine 1.012 g 27.38%
Lysine 0.894 g 26.73%
Phenylalanine 0.771 g 26.55%
Methionine 0.188 g 11.24%
Cystine 0.145 g N/D
Tyrosine 0.428 g N/D
Arginine 0.915 g N/D
Alanine 0.602 g N/D
Aspartic acid 1.595 g N/D
Glutamic acid 2.502 g N/D
Glycine 0.545 g N/D
Proline 0.593 g N/D
Serine 0.662 g N/D
*Above mentioned Percent Daily Values (%DVs) are based on 2,000 calorie diet intake. Daily values (DVs) may be different depending upon your daily calorie needs. Mentioned values are recommended by a U.S. Department of Agriculture. They are not healthbenefitstimes.com recommendations. Calculations are based on average age of 19 to 50 years and weighs 194 lbs.
Source: USDA

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