asperigAs a member of the lily family and originally cultivated in ancient Egypt, asparagus is a superfood rich in nutrition.

Nutritional Highlights:

      • 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

Health Benefits:

                    • 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 .

Encyclopedia of Healing Foods

Encyclopedia of Healing Foods

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