Asparagus, folk name sparrow grass, scientific name Asparagus officinalis, 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.
BENEFITS: 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.
USES: 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.
|NUTRITIONAL FACTS||1 CUP OF ASPARAGUS||%DV|
|Vitamin A||1,013 IU||20%|
|Vitamin C||7.5 mg||13%|
|Vitamin K||55 mcg||70%|
|Vitamin B1 / Thiamine||.2 mg||13%|
|Vitamin B2 / Riboflavin||.2 mg||11%|
|Vitamin B3 / Niacin||1.3 mg||7%|
|Vitamin B6||.1 mg||6%|