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Nutritional Data for Purple Hull Peas from the USDA Web Site

Below is the nutritional information for purple hull peas as given by the USDA National Nutrient Database.

If you'd like to go to the USDA site yourself, and look for nutritional info on different variations of serving purple hull peas, go to:

www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search

Once on this page, in the "Keyword(s)" box, type "cowpeas" (one word), then click on "Submit."

From there, pick the variation of peas most appropriate to the way you cook or eat them.

Of the variations listed on the USDA site, probably the closest match to the way we typically eat them around here is the one shown as "Cowpeas, common (blackeyes, crowder, southern), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, with salt."  The nutritional values for this method are shown below.

The values shown in the right hand column are for one cup of purple hull peas.  A typical serving size is 1/2 cup.  (Though in Emerson, we tend to eat a whole lot more.)

Refuse: 0%
NDB No: 16363 (Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion)

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams
Number
of Data
Points
Std.
Error
1.00 X 1 cup
-------
171g
Proximates
Water
g
70.04
23
0.603
119.77
Energy
kcal
116
0
0
198
Energy
kJ
484
0
0
828
Protein
g
7.73
24
0.163
13.22
Total lipid (fat)
g
0.53
24
0.031
0.91
Ash
g
0.94
24
0.03
1.61
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
20.76
0
0
35.50
Fiber, total dietary
g
6.5
0
0
11.1
Sugars, total
g
3.30
0
0
5.64
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
24
28
0.819
41
Iron, Fe
mg
2.51
29
0.1
4.29
Magnesium, Mg
mg
53
29
1.487
91
Phosphorus, P
mg
156
28
4.148
267
Potassium, K
mg
278
29
7.5
475
Sodium, Na
mg
240
0
0
410
Zinc, Zn
mg
1.29
35
0.044
2.21
Copper, Cu
mg
0.268
35
0.013
0.458
Manganese, Mn
mg
0.475
29
0.018
0.812
Fluoride, F
mcg
3.0
9
0
5.1
Selenium, Se
mcg
2.5
15
0.625
4.3
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
0.4
0
0
0.7
Thiamin
mg
0.202
21
0.011
0.345
Riboflavin
mg
0.055
21
0.003
0.094
Niacin
mg
0.495
21
0.036
0.846
Pantothenic acid
mg
0.411
8
0.019
0.703
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.100
8
0.006
0.171
Folate, total
mcg
208
8
19.105
356
Folic acid
mcg
0
0
0
0
Folate, food
mcg
208
8
19.105
356
Folate, DFE
mcg_DFE
208
0
0
356
Choline, total
mg
32.2
0
0
55.1
Vitamin B-12
mcg
0.00
0
0
0.00
Vitamin B-12, added
mcg
0.00
0
0
0.00
Vitamin A, RAE
mcg_RAE
1
0
0
2
Retinol
mcg
0
0
0
0
Carotene, beta
mcg
9
0
0
15
Carotene, alpha
mcg
0
0
0
0
Cryptoxanthin, beta
mcg
0
0
0
0
Vitamin A, IU
IU
15
0
0
26
Lycopene
mcg
0
0
0
0
Lutein + zeaxanthin
mcg
0
0
0
0
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
mg
0.28
0
0
0.48
Vitamin E, added
mg
0.00
0
0
0.00
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
mcg
1.7
0
0
2.9
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated
g
0.138
0
0
0.236
12:0
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
14:0
g
0.001
0
0
0.002
16:0
g
0.106
0
0
0.181
18:0
g
0.022
0
0
0.038
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
0.044
0
0
0.075
16:1 undifferentiated
g
0.002
0
0
0.003
18:1 undifferentiated
g
0.036
0
0
0.062
20:1
g
0.001
0
0
0.002
22:1 undifferentiated
g
0.005
0
0
0.009
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
0.225
0
0
0.385
18:2 undifferentiated
g
0.143
0
0
0.245
18:3 undifferentiated
g
0.083
0
0
0.142
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
0
0
Amino acids
Tryptophan
g
0.095
0
0
0.162
Threonine
g
0.294
0
0
0.503
Isoleucine
g
0.314
0
0
0.537
Leucine
g
0.592
0
0
1.012
Lysine
g
0.523
0
0
0.894
Methionine
g
0.110
0
0
0.188
Cystine
g
0.085
0
0
0.145
Phenylalanine
g
0.451
0
0
0.771
Tyrosine
g
0.250
0
0
0.427
Valine
g
0.368
0
0
0.629
Arginine
g
0.535
0
0
0.915
Histidine
g
0.240
0
0
0.410
Alanine
g
0.352
0
0
0.602
Aspartic acid
g
0.933
0
0
1.595
Glutamic acid
g
1.463
0
0
2.502
Glycine
g
0.319
0
0
0.545
Proline
g
0.347
0
0
0.593
Serine
g
0.387
0
0
0.662
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 21 (2008)

 


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