White cowpeas, commonly called lobia or alasande kalu, are kidney shaped beans similar to rajma, but smaller in size. They are low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium thus suitable for people with high blood pressure and heart problems. It contains almost all essential vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C, folic acid, iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium, selenium, sodium, zinc, copper, phosphorus, etc. Consuming cowpeas help maintain cholesterol levels, regulate blood sugar, treat stomach and pancreatic trouble, eliminate urination problems and aid improved skin and hair health. Lobia or white cowpea is used to make fries, currys, patties, cutlets, vadas, fritters. stuffed parathas and khichdi.