Asparagus is in season during the spring and is one of the best sources of dietary fibre. Also high source in calcium and vitamins A, C, B6, K.
Asparagus is low in calories and contains lower than average sodium levels. The stalks from asparagus are important and hold most of the good antioxidant.
Asparagus is rich in the mineral folate. Folate rich foods are great for pregnant women as it help protect against any tube defect in babies.
A recent study has show that people whom have very low levels of folate in there diet are more prone to suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease.
Cooking with asparagus
One of the best ways to cook asparagus is too boil in a little salted water for 6-8 minutes until tender. Then shallow fry in olive oil for 4 minutes. Its great for a starter with some toasted almonds and a little balsamic drizzled over the top.
For more info please follow http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asparagus
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