May 9, 2011

Asparagus gets an A+ in the nutrient department


It’s a rich source of rutin, a bioflavonoid that strengthens blood vessel walls and glutathione, an antioxidant which is believed to have cancer-fighting properties.

Asparagus is also an excellent source of bone building Vitamin K, it’s a good source of folate, and vitamins A & C, plus a source of selenium, manganese, and potassium. Weighing in with 2 g of fibre and only 20 calories per half cup, the mighty little green stalk is Herculean in the nutrition department.

0 Comments on “Asparagus gets an A+ in the nutrient department

May 23, 2011 at 5:03 am

I just caught the end of your segment on CHCH Morning Live this morning and missed some of the ingredients in the asparagus dish you were making. Where can I get the recipe? It just looked wonderful and we love asparagus.

Thank you so much.



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