It is a minor pulse cultivated mainly in arid and semi-arid tracts of grown in pockets of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, and West UP along with considerable areas in Rajasthan, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Gujarat. Cowpea has many nutrients ~ it is rich in fibre, protein, iron, potassium, low in fat and calories.
Cowpea has folate (Vitamin B9) which assists in lowering the chances of neural tube defects. It prevents anaemia, supports a healthy metabolism, helps maintain strong bones, encourages mental well-being, helps heal and repair muscle tissue, helps maintain bowel health, supports a healthy cardiovascular system, supports the immune system and prevents diabetes. Tasty, nutritious and easy to cook, they go well with plain boiled rice or Rotis.
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