United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Full Report (All Nutrients):  11201, Cowpeas, leafy tips, raw
Food Group: Vegetables and Vegetable Products
Scientific Name:  Vigna unguiculata subsp. unguiculata
Carbohydrate Factor: 3.57   Fat Factor:8.37   Protein Factor: 2.44   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 6.25  
Refuse: 48%   Refuse Description:   Tough stems and leaves
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
cup, chopped 36 g

leaf 3 g
Proximates Water g 89.78 1 -- 32.32 2.69
Proximates Energy kcal 29 -- -- 10 1
Proximates Energy kJ 121 -- -- 44 4
Proximates Protein g 4.10 -- -- 1.48 0.12
Proximates Total lipid (fat) g 0.25 -- -- 0.09 0.01
Proximates Ash g 1.05 -- -- 0.38 0.03
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 4.82 -- -- 1.74 0.14
Minerals Calcium, Ca mg 63 -- -- 23 2
Minerals Iron, Fe mg 1.92 -- -- 0.69 0.06
Minerals Magnesium, Mg mg 43 1 -- 15 1
Minerals Phosphorus, P mg 9 -- -- 3 0
Minerals Potassium, K mg 455 1 -- 164 14
Minerals Sodium, Na mg 7 1 -- 3 0
Minerals Zinc, Zn mg 0.29 -- -- 0.10 0.01
Minerals Copper, Cu mg 0.191 -- -- 0.069 0.006
Minerals Manganese, Mn mg 0.509 -- -- 0.183 0.015
Minerals Selenium, Se µg 0.9 -- -- 0.3 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 36.0 -- -- 13.0 1.1
Vitamins Thiamin mg 0.354 -- -- 0.127 0.011
Vitamins Riboflavin mg 0.175 -- -- 0.063 0.005
Vitamins Niacin mg 1.120 -- -- 0.403 0.034
Vitamins Pantothenic acid mg 0.060 -- -- 0.022 0.002
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 mg 0.177 -- -- 0.064 0.005
Vitamins Folate, total µg 101 -- -- 36 3
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 101 -- -- 36 3
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 101 -- -- 36 3
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE µg 36 -- -- 13 1
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU IU 712 -- -- 256 21
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- -- 0 0
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.066 -- -- 0.024 0.002
Lipids 14:0 g 0.001 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 16:0 g 0.053 -- -- 0.019 0.002
Lipids 18:0 g 0.008 -- -- 0.003 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.022 -- -- 0.008 0.001
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated g 0.001 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated g 0.013 -- -- 0.005 0.000
Lipids 22:1 undifferentiated g 0.008 -- -- 0.003 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0.106 -- -- 0.038 0.003
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated g 0.060 -- -- 0.022 0.002
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated g 0.044 -- -- 0.016 0.001
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Langual Code(s)

  • A0152 VEGETABLE OR VEGETABLE PRODUCT (US CFR)
  • A1281 1100 VEGETABLES AND VEGETABLE PRODUCTS (USDA SR)
  • B1200 COWPEA
  • C0200 LEAF
  • E0150 WHOLE, NATURAL SHAPE
  • F0003 NOT HEAT-TREATED
  • G0003 COOKING METHOD NOT APPLICABLE
  • H0003 NO TREATMENT APPLIED
  • J0001 PRESERVATION METHOD NOT KNOWN
  • K0003 NO PACKING MEDIUM USED
  • M0001 CONTAINER OR WRAPPING NOT KNOWN
  • N0001 FOOD CONTACT SURFACE NOT KNOWN
  • P0024 HUMAN FOOD, NO AGE SPECIFICATION