Healthy Eating – Asparagus

Asparagus goes well with almost all types of diet plans. As 100 g of Asparagus only contains 25 calories but also has many nutrients and disease-fighting agents, including it in your diet will enhance your health. This video tells you how to trim, cook, and season this amazing veggie.

Cooking

 

Preparation

Preparing Asparagus – Break of the butt end of each spear, where it snaps easily (should be about one inch from the end of each spear). Then wash asparagus spears under running water, being careful to remove any sand from under the scales. There are so many ways to enjoy asparagus and this video tells you more.

 

Buying Asparagus – Look for brightly coloured, long, straight, firm stalks with tightly closed, compact tips. Avoid buying spears that are limp, wrinkled, or have partially open tips.

Storing Asparagus – Wrap the asparagus butts in damp paper towel (or clean cloth) and place in a perforated plastic bag in the refrigerator.
This method should keep your asparagus fresh for 3 – 4 days.
OR – Cut off the butt of the stalk and place asparagus upright in 2 inches of cold water, cover with a perforated plastic bag, and place in the fridge.

 

Benefits

  • A single serving of Asparagus (about 28 g) contains 7 calories, but also has lots of nutrients, so people wanting to lose weight can happily include it in their diet.
  • It is packed with nutrients that your body needs, including folate, fibre, several vitamins (A,C,E,K) and chromium too.
  • It is also good for people suffering from diabetes.