Is it safe to have Cowpeas during pregnancy?

Yes, that's ok

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Why should you include cowpeas in your pregnancy diet?

Cowpeas - also known as 

Vigna unguiculata, black-eyed pea, southern pea, yardlong bean, catjang, crowder pea
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Why should you include cowpeas in your pregnancy diet

Cowpea is a legume found in the semi-arid regions of Africa and other countries. It is commonly used in stews, soups, purees, and casseroles. Cowpea can be a great addition to your pregnancy diet as they are highly nutritious. It is rich in folic acid, a nutrient that is essential during pregnancy to prevent the baby from developing neural tube defects, such as spina bifida. Cowpea is also rich in potassium, a mineral that is important for muscle contraction and for sending nerve impulses. Furthermore, it is a good source of protein, which is considered to be the building block of your body.

Good source of
Calcium, Copper, Fiber, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Protein, Selenium, Thiamin, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Zinc
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