Asparagus, a perennial vegetable of the Lily family, has been grown for food and medicinal purposes for over 2000 years.
And it’s a vegetable we Canadians still enjoy today – with over 7000 tons produced anually primarily in the provinces of Ontario and Québec.
Here are some of its top health benefits:
Good source of vitamin K which plays a key role in our bone and heart health.
Contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Serves as a natural diuretic.
Contains prebiotics and significant amounts of inulin that nourish the digestive tract and support healthy gut bacteria.
Contains 3 grams of fibre per cup which is comparable to broccoli.
High in vitamin B1 Thiamine which s important for metabolism, focus and strength.
The most common type of asparagus is green, but you can also find two other varieties: white, which has a more delicate taste, and purple, which is smaller and fruitier in flavor. No matter which type you prefer, asparagus is a tasty, versatile vegetable that can be enjoyed raw, grilled, baked or steamed.
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