Asparagus, or garden asparagus, folk name sparrow grass, scientific name Asparagus officinalis, is a perennial flowering plant species in the genus Asparagus. Its young shoots are used as a spring vegetable. It was once classified in the lily family, like the related Allium species, onions and garlic.
The vegetable’s fiber is slightly more concentrated in thinner asparagus’ spears. Since thick and thin spears are both good bets, choose the size that best suits your cooking method. Thicker stalks are better for broiling and roasting because they will stand up to the intense dry heat that would quickly shrivel skinnier spears.
Many report these Benefits
Low in Calories: Asparagus has quite a unique flavor, which has helped to make it popular in cuisines from all over the world. It is also very healthy for us as it is both very nutritious but also very low in calories.
Good source of antioxidants: This means that it can help protect our cells from the type of damage that can lead to cancer. In addition to helping prevent cancer, free radicals can also help to prevent a range of other diseases. They can also help to keep us looking younger, for longer.
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