Farm Star Living

Health Benefits:

Aids in digestion
Aids in intestinal disorders
Aids in weight loss
Improves bone and muscle health
Lowers blood pressure
May reduce cholesterol
May reduce risk of diabetes
May reduce risk of heart disease
Promotes heart health
Relieves constipation

Nutrition:

Serving size: 1 cup; Calories: 130; Fat: 0.5g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 6mg; Carbs: 27g; Fiber: 7g; Sugars: 4.4g; Protein: 4.3g; Potassium: 17%DV Vitamin A: 23%DV; Vitamin C: 6%DV; Calcium: 18%DV; Iron: 8%DV 

Did You Know?

  • A 1/2 cup of dry black-eyed peas that are cooked have 5.6 g of fiber
  • A 1/2 cup of canned black-eyed peas has 1.2 mg of iron. Getting adequate iron in your diet prevents anemia, which produces fatigue and weakness
  • Black-eyed peas, also known as cowpeas, are actually beans, not peas
  • Should be sorted to remove small stones

 

 

Ways to Eat:

  • Baked
  • Boiled

Farming Trivia:

  • Since black-eyed peas swell up when prepared, people often eat them on New Year's Day for good luck
  • Black eyed peas were brought to the West Indies from West Africa by slaves, by earliest records in 1674
  • Originally called mogette (French for nun). The black eye in the center of the bean (where it attaches to the pod) reminded some of a nun’s head attire

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.