What are the nutritional benefits of asparagus? The Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board shares this information about asparagus.
1. Asparagus is a vegetable packed with folacin (folic acid), thiamin and vitamin B6 and vitamin C.Our bodies used folic acid for making blood cells and preventing liver disease. Folic acid is a big deal for young women contemplating pregnancy. Adequate folic acid is recommended for preventing spina bifida and other neural defects in babies.
Asparagus only has 20 calories per 5.3 oz serving. It’s a great source of fiber while giving no fat, cholesterol and very little sodium.
We are enjoying our three-plant asparagus garden; it’s providing us with several tender, asparagus shoots every day. If you’ve never tried raw or roasted asparagus, you are missing a treat. Yes, it's healthy for us. More information from the Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board can be found at http://www.asparagus.org/maab/nutrition.html