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Calories in One Cup of Black-eyed Peas

author image Laura Michele Oliver
Laura Michele Oliver received her bachelor's degree in nutrition from Auburn University. She served as a dietetic intern at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where she also graduated with a Master of Science in clinical nutrition. She now works as a registered dietitian in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Calories in One Cup of Black-eyed Peas
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Black eyed peas are a healthy vegetarian option for those who want to increase their fiber and protein intake without adding a bunch of calories. The peas complement a variety of dishes, such as soups and salads.

Nutrition Facts

According to the Household USDA Foods Fact Sheet, one cup of cooked black eyed peas contains 198 calories, 1 gram of fat, 36 grams of carbohydrates and 14 grams of protein. One serving, or one-half cup, contains 99 calories, 0 grams of fat, 18 grams of carbohydrates and 7 grams of protein. Black eyed peas are also an excellent source of fiber. One cup contains 12 grams, and one serving contains 6 grams. The American Heart Association recommends the average adult get 25 grams of fiber every day to help promote healthy digestion and normal cholesterol levels.

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