Black-eyed peas (also called cowpeas) 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.
According to the USDA Nutrient Database, one cup of cooked black-eyed peas (cowpeas) contains 198 calories, 1 gram of fat, 36 grams of carbohydrates and 14 grams of protein.
Nutrition Facts for Black-Eyed Peas
According to the USDA Nutrient Database, one cup of cooked black-eyed peas (cowpeas) contains:
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- 198 calories
- 1 gram of fat
- 36 grams of carbohydrates
- 14 grams of protein
One serving (1/2 cup) of black-eyed peas contains 99 calories, 0 grams of fat, 18 grams of carbohydrates and 7 grams of protein, per the USDA.
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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