Asparagus, a green leafy vegetable belonging to the lily family so tender and succulent enriched with folic acid, fibre, protein and B vitamins which plays an integral role in the metabolism of sugars and starches, important for the management of blood sugar and helps you to have a healthy heart.
Asparagus is easily grown in your own home garden and can be planted as seeds or roots.
Asparagus have been used to prevent cancer, even though researchers are still conducting research on this claim, it is beneficial in the fight against toothaches, regulates blood sugar, aids in the prevention of a heart attack, water from cooking asparagus may help in the clearing of blemishes on the face when washed twice daily and supports the overall health of the digestive system.
Asparagus is 93 percent water, scientists in South Korea have discovered that it can also help with hangovers.
Asparagus have been praised for almost 2000 years because of the variety of benefits that is been obtained from it, the vegetable is cultivated and eaten as a staple food.
Different types of asparagus were cultivated by Egyptian cultures from as early as 3000BC and became a popular vegetable in France during the 18th Century.
It have been used as a vegetable and medicine and has a delicate taste which is found mostly in the tips.
Greeks and Romans ate it fresh when in season and dried the vegetable for use in the winter. The vegetable is popular in Spain, France, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands.
Asparagus is well loved and is available seasonally, though overlooked by many, it can be found in your local supermarkets or market place.
Asparagus is a delicious vegetable packed with potassium, calcium, iron, vitamins A and vitamins C, low in calories, it can be stewed, boiled, stir- fried or microwave.