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Asparagus has a relatively short growing season. When buying, the tips should be tightly furled and fresh looking, and the stalks fresh and straight. If the stalks are badly scarred or drooping they shouldn’t be purchased.Before use cut off the bottom of the stalk as it is usually hard and woody. If the bottom parts of the stem also feel hard, pare this away. If the asparagus is very fresh this is not necessary.

Health Benefits 
  • High in folate providing 175mcg of the 200mcg you need a day
  • Source of vitamin C, which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
  • Naturally low in fat
  • Naturally low in calories
  • Naturally high in fibre
  • A high protein food as 46% of its calories comes from protein, which contributes to the maintenance of muscle mass and normal bones.
Nutritional Value
         Per 100g (raw)        
Calories   25 kcal  
Protein   2.9g  
Carbohydrate   2g  
Fat   0.6g  
Fibre   1.7g  



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