Few vegetable seasons draw as much excitement as that of the asparagus.
From February to June (with a peak in April), restaurants and foodies clamor to make the most of this delicious spring vegetable, low in calories and sodium and packed with a variety of nutrients, including an impressive 5 grams of protein per cup. Eaten fresh, grilled, sautéed, baked, pickled and more, the asparagus is both versatile and beneficial to the body.
Facts about Asparagus:
Nutrition Breakdown per 1 cup of cooked asparagus:
- 32 Calories
- 5 Grams of Protein
- 180% Daily Value of Vitamin K
- 73% Daily Value of Vitamin C
- 60% Daily Value of Folate
- 29% Daily Value of Vitamin A