Black eyed peas ,or cowpeas, are a type of legume popular in cuisines around the world, especially in the Southern United States.
Nutritionally, black eyed peas are a powerhouse of essential nutrients. They are rich in protein, fiber, vitamins like folate, and minerals such as magnesium and potassium.
Though not considered a low carb food, black eyed peas contain complex carbohydrates that offer steady release of energy rather than spike in blood sugar.
One cup of cooked black eyed peas has about 33 grams of net carbs and 13 grams protein. It's not recommended for a strict ketogenic diet.
But if you love black-eyed beans and want to eat them while maintaining a low carb status, simply eat a small amount.