6. Black Eyed Peas
Calcium Content: Only half a cup of Black Eyed Peas can provide up to 185 mg of calcium. That is 19% of our body’s daily calcium needs
Other Benefits: A cup of cooked black eyes peas contains almost 10% of the body’s daily protein intake. Black eyed peas are also filled with folate which plays an important role in building cells and making genetic materials. They also have a healthy level of manganese , because we do not need much for our bodies, and are filled with Vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene.
How It Can Be Consumed: Black eyed peas can be bought fresh or canned. They are customarily served with ham, bacon, onions and tomatoes. They can also be boiled and added to salads and soups.