Is Asparagus Good For You?
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.
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.