Monday, November 30, 2015

Asparagus




Asparagus is a very delicate vegetable in taste as well as in appearance.
It is very low in calories and sodium, and a very good source of dietary fibers( 2.1 gr of fibers for 100 gr of asparagus) which makes it a good support for the digestive system.
Native to Europe, northern africa and Asia, asparagus often originates in maritime habitat.
There are many variety of asparagus. White green or purple. The most common variety in the United States is the green one.
Asparagus is also a vitamines and mineral source. It is and excellent source of magnesium, calcium, vitamin B6 and zinc, and a good source of C, E and K vitamins as well as folic acid, niacin, iron, copper and phosphorus.




Studies have found that asparagus can help control type 2 diabetes by improving insuline secretion. It is a excellent source of antioxidant that can help in cancer prevention and a good diuretic. It can help prevent and fight kidney stones.
There are many ways of eating asparagus. One of my favorite way is simply to steam it and then dip it in balsamic vinegar dressing. I also like to roast in with garlic, onions and herbs in olive oil. Grilled asparagus on a barbecue are a delight.  There are many asparagus recipes out there. Just google them!!!



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