United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Try FoodData Central Full Report (All Nutrients):  11197, Cowpeas, young pods with seeds, 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: 9%   Refuse Description:   Ends and strings
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
cup 94 g

pod 12 g
Proximates Water g 86.00 -- -- 80.84 10.32
Proximates Energy kcal 44 -- -- 41 5
Proximates Energy kJ 184 -- -- 173 22
Proximates Protein g 3.30 -- -- 3.10 0.40
Proximates Total lipid (fat) g 0.30 -- -- 0.28 0.04
Proximates Ash g 0.90 -- -- 0.85 0.11
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 9.50 -- -- 8.93 1.14
Proximates Fiber, total dietary g 3.3 -- -- 3.1 0.4
Proximates Sugars, total g 5.04 -- -- 4.74 0.60
Minerals Calcium, Ca mg 65 -- -- 61 8
Minerals Iron, Fe mg 1.00 -- -- 0.94 0.12
Minerals Magnesium, Mg mg 58 -- -- 55 7
Minerals Phosphorus, P mg 65 -- -- 61 8
Minerals Potassium, K mg 215 -- -- 202 26
Minerals Sodium, Na mg 4 -- -- 4 0
Minerals Zinc, Zn mg 0.34 -- -- 0.32 0.04
Minerals Copper, Cu mg 0.100 -- -- 0.094 0.012
Minerals Manganese, Mn mg 0.308 -- -- 0.290 0.037
Minerals Selenium, Se µg 0.9 -- -- 0.8 0.1
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 33.0 -- -- 31.0 4.0
Vitamins Thiamin mg 0.150 -- -- 0.141 0.018
Vitamins Riboflavin mg 0.140 -- -- 0.132 0.017
Vitamins Niacin mg 1.200 -- -- 1.128 0.144
Vitamins Pantothenic acid mg 0.945 -- -- 0.888 0.113
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 mg 0.173 -- -- 0.163 0.021
Vitamins Folate, total µg 53 -- -- 50 6
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 53 -- -- 50 6
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 53 -- -- 50 6
Vitamins Choline, total mg 22.0 -- -- 20.7 2.6
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE µg 68 -- -- 64 8
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Carotene, beta µg 794 -- -- 746 95
Vitamins Carotene, alpha µg 55 -- -- 52 7
Vitamins Cryptoxanthin, beta µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU IU 1369 -- -- 1287 164
Vitamins Lycopene µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Lutein + zeaxanthin µg 932 -- -- 876 112
Vitamins Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 0.49 -- -- 0.46 0.06
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 31.5 -- -- 29.6 3.8
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.079 -- -- 0.074 0.009
Lipids 4:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 6:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 8:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 10:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 12:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 14:0 g 0.001 -- -- 0.001 0.000
Lipids 16:0 g 0.063 -- -- 0.059 0.008
Lipids 18:0 g 0.010 -- -- 0.009 0.001
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.027 -- -- 0.025 0.003
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated g 0.001 -- -- 0.001 0.000
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated g 0.016 -- -- 0.015 0.002
Lipids 20:1 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:1 undifferentiated g 0.010 -- -- 0.009 0.001
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0.127 -- -- 0.119 0.015
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated g 0.072 -- -- 0.068 0.009
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated g 0.052 -- -- 0.049 0.006
Lipids 18:4 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:4 undifferentiated g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:5 n-3 (EPA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:5 n-3 (DPA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:6 n-3 (DHA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Other Alcohol, ethyl g 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0
Other Caffeine mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Other Theobromine mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Langual Code(s)

  • A0152 VEGETABLE OR VEGETABLE PRODUCT (US CFR)
  • A1281 1100 VEGETABLES AND VEGETABLE PRODUCTS (USDA SR)
  • B1200 COWPEA
  • C0169 POD CONTAINING SMALL, IMMATURE SEED
  • 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