Asparagus is native to most of Europe, northern Africa and western Asia, with historical roots going all the way back to 3000 B.C. in Egypt.
It is truly a Spring tonic plant, the “jump starter” vegetable our body needs after the slow nutritional decline throughout the winter months.
So what’s in these little pointy green elixir spears?
They are a good source of vitaminB6, calcium, magnesium and zinc, and a very good source of dietary fiber, protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, rutin, niacin, folic acid, iron, phosphorus, potassium, copper, manganese and selenium, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells. The amino acid asparagine gets its name from asparagus, as the asparagus plant is relatively rich in this compound.
I don’t believe anything else needs to be said after that impressive list.
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