ASPARAGUS HAS MANY BENEFITS, INCLUDING:
Very low in Cholesterol and Sodium
Good source of Iron, Magnesium and Zinc
Very good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folate, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper, Manganese and Selenium.
5 SPEARS IS ONLY 25 CALORIES!!!
HERE IS A SUPER GREAT RECIPE TO MAKE WITH YOUR ASPARAGUS:
Simple Balsamic Asparagus
Makes four small side servings
1 Bunch (1 lb) Asparagus, prepped (detailed above)
1 pinch salt
1 Tbs Earth Balance or Olive Oil
1/2 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
Heat 1/2 inch of water in a large skillet. When it starts to simmer, add asparagus. When the asparagus turns bright green drain off all the water, keeping asparagus in the pan. Add earth balance and pinch of salt. Toss to coat. Add vinegar and toss to coat. Serve immediately with a generous amount of black pepper. Asparagus should be tender but still slightly crunchy.