As a member of the lily family and originally cultivated in ancient Egypt, asparagus is a superfood rich in nutrition.
- Low in calories and carbohydrates
- Rich in protein compared to other vegetables
- One cup of asparagus contains only 24 calories
- Excellent source of potassium, vitamin K, folic acid, vitamin C and A, riboflavin, thiamin, and vitamin B6
- Good source of dietary fibers, niacin, phosphorus, protein and iron
- Historically asparagus has been used to treat arthritis, rheumatism and as a diuretic
- Asparagus is especially effective treating arthritis due to its unique phytochemical antioxidants as well as anti-inflammatory compounds
Great roasted, steamed or raw, asparagus is a wonderful addition to any meal. For more information on the nutritional benefits of asparagus and other foods, you can purchase a copy of the The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods .