Food of the Week: Asparagus

 Interesting Facts about Asparagus 

 

  • Asparagus is low in calories and sodium

  • Asparagus is a great source of Vitamin B6, Calcium, Magnesium, Dietary Fiber, protein, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Rutin, Ninacin, Folic acid, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper, Manganese and Selenium and Chromium

  • Asparagus provides protection against type 2 diabetes and heart disease

  • Asparagus has antioxidants, including one called glutathione which supports healthy liver function, acts to protect the skin from sun damage, pollution and the effects of aging

  • Green asparagus is healthier than white asparagus because its stalks are richer in vitamins.

 

Asparagus comes from the Lily family.

 


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