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Asparagus is a low-calorie source of folate and potassium. Its stalks are high in antioxidants. "Asparagus provides essential nutrients: six spears contain some 135 micrograms (μg) of folate, almost half the adult RDI (recommended daily intake), 20 milligrams of potassium," notes an article in Reader's Digest.
Research suggests folate is key in taming homocysteine, a substance implicated in heart disease. Folate is also critical for pregnant mothers, since it protects against neural tube defects in babies. Several studies indicate that getting plenty of potassium may reduce the loss of calcium from the body.
Particularly green asparagus is a good source of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps the body produce and maintain collagen, the major structural protein component of the body's connective tissues.
Asparagus are usually found in the produce section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.
Asparagus are a member of the Vegetables and Vegetable Products USDA nutritional food group.
|1 spear, small (5" long or less)||12|
|1 spear, medium (5-1/4" to 7" long)||16|
|1 spear, large (7-1/4" to 8-1/2")||20|
|1 spear, extra large (8-3/4" to 10" long)||24|
|1 spear tip (2" long or less)||3|
|British (UK) term:||Asparagus|
|en français:||les asperges|
|en español:||el espárragos|
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