As a member of the lily family and originally cultivated in ancient Egypt, asparagus is a superfood rich in nutrition.
- Low in calories (24 calories per cup) and carbohydrates
- Rich in protein compared to other vegetables
- 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
- Effective in treating arthritis due to its unique phytochemical antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds
Great roasted, steamed or raw, asparagus is a wonderful addition to any meal.
Source: The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods