Food of the Week: Black Eyed Peas

Interesting Facts about Black Eyed Peas

· Black eyed peas are high in fiber which can alleviate constipation and the symptoms associated with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).
· The high fiber content in Black Eyed Peas also helps keep cholesterol from building up.  

·Foods like black eyed peas are high in fibers, which keep us feeling full longer because our body digests them more slowly.
· Black peas are also a good source of potassium which our body needs to maintain a healthy blood pressure.

·In addition black eyed peas are low in calories. A ½ cup has about 100 calories.
·Black eyes peas are a good source of protein, especially for vegetarians. Protein is necessary for many of the functions our body carries out every day and for the health of our skin, nails and hair.

 

·One cup of Black Eyed Peas has about 25% of the recommended daily value of Iron.

FUN FACT: Black Eyed Peas have been grown in Asia and India since pre-historic times.


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