Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) are vegetables with long stems crested by premature flower buds. Asparagus can range in colors from green, yellow, purple, and white.
Health Benefits of Asparagus:
Increased Protection from Bacterial and Viral Infections
Increased Immune Function
Reduced Cancer Risk
Protection Against Heart Disease
DNA Repair and Protection
Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)
Asparagus helps prevent heart disease, and is a good source of inulin: an indigestible carbohydrate that promotes healthy flora in our guts. *Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly
concentrated in Asparagus, and may not necessarily be related to Asparagus.
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Serving Size 100g
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.12g
Saturated Fat 0.04g
Total Carbohydrate 3.9g
Dietary Fiber 2.1g
*Percent Daily Values
are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending
on your calorie needs.
Vitamin A 756IU
Retinol equivalents 38μg
Vitamin C 5.6mg
Vitamin D 0IU (0μg)
D2 Ergocalciferol ~IU (~μg)
D3 Cholecalciferol ~IU (~μg)
Vitamin E 1.13mg
Vitamin K 41.6μg
K1 - Dihydrophylloquinone 0μg
K2 - Menaquinone-4 ~μg
Vitamin B12 0μg
Pantothenic acid 0.274mg
Vitamin B6 0.091mg
Folic Acid 0μg
Food Folate 52μg
Dietary Folate Equivalents 52μg
Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio
Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio
Total Omega 3s
18D3CN3 Alpha Linolenic(ALA)
18D4 Stearidonic (SDA)
Total Omega 6s
18D2CLA Conjugated Linoleic(CLA)
18D3CN6 Gamma-linolenic (GLA)
20D3N6 Di-homo-gamma-linolenic (DGLA)
20D4N6 Arachidonic (AA)
22D4 Adrenic (AA)
Essential Amino Acids
Percent of Daily CalorieTarget (2000 calories)
Percent Water Composition
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g)
How to choose Asparagus: Look for firm vibrant stems that are not too thick. Avoid any asparagus that looks wilted or flimsy.
How to store Asparagus: Asparagus should be stored in a plastic bag in the fridge. The stems can be wrapped in a damp cloth or paper towel. Stored this way asparagus will last 7-10 days.
Climate and origin: Asparagus was cultivated by the Romans and still grows wild in Europe, Asia, and North West Africa. Asparagus is a hardy plant that can grow in cold temperate climates. (Zones 3-8 in the U.S.)
Taste: Asparagus has a nutty flavor with a crunchy texture. Avoid overcooking asparagus so it does not become mushy.
Miscellaneous information: Some people may experience a strong odor in their urine after eating asparagus. This is because of an inability to break down an enzyme called asparagin, which is completely harmless.
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