Asparagus is a perennial flowering plant species in the genus Asparagus. Its young shoots are used as a spring vegetable. It is widely cultivated as a vegetable crop. Asparagus is anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It is a good source of Vitamin K, Vitamin B1, Thiamine, and Fiber. It serves as a natural diuretic, nourishes the digestive tract. It helps with a healthy pregnancy, helps fight cancer, and supports skin health. Asparagus can be eaten raw and makes a good addition to salads. Lightly steamed, blanched, or roasted asparagus is a delicious side dish with almost any meal. Recipe for Sauteed Asparagus.

1 cup asparagus
calories 27
copper 13% DV
fiber 1.7 g
folate 17% DV
iron 16% DV
niacin (B3) 7% DV
potassium 8% DV
protein 3 g
riboflavin (B2) 11% DV
thiamine (B1) 13% DV
vitamin A 20% DV
vitamin B6 6% DV
vitamin C 13% DV
vitamin K 70% DV
Sources: Wikipedia / healthline /Dr. Axe