Black eyed beans, also called cowpeas are cultivated in sandy soils. The flowers that appears on the plant tuns into pods that contain the seeds. The kidney shaped beans are cream-white in color with a black stain. The flavor of this kind of bean is mild and it can be processed & cooked easily. People, especially those are vegetarians can get protein from black eyed beans. From the total of daily values of protein, one can get around 40% from 100 grams black eyed beans. Other nutrient it can provide is dietary fiber. 100 grams beans can prove 28% fiber that helpd the body to reduce cholesterol levels and protect colon mucosa.
- This is a gluten-free food product.
- It is also a good source of B-complex vitamins.
- The minerals present in black eyed beans are calcium, zinc, manganese, copper, iron, selenium and phosphorus.
- Potassium content in the beans helps in decreasing blood pressure.
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