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Is Asparagus Good For You?

by Toni Olukiran

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Asparagus is delicious roasted, grilled and charred, and can make an excellent side or addition to a salad. But is it also healthy? Read on to find out what you need to know about the spring vegetable.

What you need to know about asparagus

Asparagus is a spear-like vegetable and is part of the Allium species, which garlic and onions also belong to. It is a spring vegetable, being in season from April to June — specifically the summer solstice in June, which is usually around the 21st each year. 

Does asparagus have nutritional value?

Asparagus is actually very rich in a range of key nutrients necessary for our bodies to be healthy. They are

  • A great source of vitamins A, C and K, which support the immune system, promotes healthy bones, and protects the skin from damage.
  • A good source of folic acid, which is a key nutrient for red blood cell production, DNA production, and key during pregnancy for health foetal development and growth. 
  • Good source of fibre, which is key for promoting good digestive health
  • Contains minerals such as potassium and phosphorus

Is Asparagus good for you?

Asparagus is a great food to incorporate into your diet, as it is rich in a range of essential vitamins and minerals. It is also really versatile, working well in salads, stir fries and simple on its own, making it a fairly easy food to implement into a range of different dishes. 

Feeling inspired? Here are our favourite vegan asparagus recipes for you to read next. 

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Toni Olukiran
by Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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