- 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.
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Bundles of asparagus are boiled upright to ensure evenness of cooking. Asparagus is usually served simply with a Hollandaise sauce or melted butter as a vegetable dish.
Asparagus can also be served as a starter by wrapping it in Serrano or Parma ham. The tips of the asparagus can be added to scrambled eggs for a luxurious breakfast dish or it can also be roasted in a little olive oil or char-grilled.
Its strong flavour lends itself to quiches, tarts,soups and terrines. It can also be added to a cream sauce and used to fill pancakes.Ingredients and flavours that go well with asparagus include tarragon, butter, ricotta,mascarpone, parmesan, Greek yoghurt, lemon,bacon and ham. Dishes made using asparagus as a garnish are known as ‘à la Princesse.
Looking for some recipe inspiration? why not try this delicious Potato Rosti with Asparagus and Poached Egg