Good news! It’s ASPARAGUS season! It’s a great time to buy local!
There are lots of reasons to eat this amazing veggie while it’s plentiful:
*No need to buy organic (it’s on the “clean 15 list”)
*It’s better sauteed, roasted, baked- cooking makes the powerful antioxidants more available for your body to absorb
*Asparagus is low in calories but high in nutrients. 1/2 cup cooked has only 20 calories, is an excellent source of vitamin K (aids in blood clotting and bone health) vitamins C and A. High in folate (vital for cell growth and DNA formation)
*High in antioxidants which help protect our cells from the harmful effects of free radicals and oxidative stress (we all have this-yuck)
*May help reduce your risk of chronic disease due to being a good source of flavonoids and polyphenols
*1/2 cup has 7% of our daily dietary fiber needs. This helps our digestive health, helping you poop!
*1/2 cup has 6% of your daily potassium needs which helps lower blood pressure
I roast a big batch then store in the fridge. It’s ready to use as a side dish. Warm to use on salads for a main dish. Spice them and snack on them all day!