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Nutritional Value of Cowpea and Pigeon Pea

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Nutritional Value of Cowpea (black-eyed peas): Cowpeas, or black-eyed peas, are pale-colored legumes with a firm black-colored, eye-shaped spot on it. It is commonly cooked in a number of dishes.

cowpeaNutritional Facts of Cowpeas

Cowpeas are rich in potassium with a good amount of calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. It also has a small amount of iron, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese, and selenium.

Vitamin Content of Cowpeas

Cowpeas are rich in vitamin A and C. It has a good amount of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, and pantothenic acid. It also has a small amount of folate.

Caloric Content of Cowpeas

100 grams of Cowpeas have 44 calories. Calories from fat are only 3.

Health Benefits of Cowpeas

Cowpeas tone the spleen, stomach, and pancreas. They also help induce urination and relieve damp conditions like leucorrhoea.

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Nutritional Value of Pigeon Pea

Pigeon peas, commonly known as red gram, toor, Congo peas or gunga peas are yellow-colored legumes. They are cooked and used as food in day to day life in a number of cultures.

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Nutritional Facts of Pigeon Peas

Pigeon peas are rich in potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium. They also have good amounts of iron and selenium and small amounts of zinc, copper, and manganese.

Vitamin Content of Pigeon Peas

Pigeon peas have a good amount of vitamin A and niacin, as well as a small amount of thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, folate, and pantothenic acid.

Caloric Content of Pigeon Peas

100 grams of pigeon peas has 343 calories. Calories from fat are 12.

Health Benefits of Pigeon Peas

Pigeon peas cure coughs, the effects of poison, gas troubles, acidity, stomach pain, and piles. It makes for a very balanced food, and quells the swelling of internal organs. Taken with water, it cures intoxicating effects.

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