An herbaceous and perennial organic superfood that has been the farmed as far back 3,000 years ago. And being so tender and delicious, asparagus has been well loved and considered as a delicacy since the ancient times.
A highly prized and remarkable organic superfood, that the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti proclaimed it to be the food of the gods. The Romans even had an “asparagus fleet” whose task is just to gather the best Asparagus in the empire.
A delightful veggie that signals the coming of spring where they emerges from dormancy as soon as the ground defrosts and grows at a rate of about six inches each day. It belongs to the lily family whose scientific name is asparagus officinalis and originated in the eastern Mediterranean. There are several types of asparagus, but the most popular one is the green type which is commonly sold in supermarkets and frequently used in North American cuisine. The other types are white, which are normally canned, and the smaller purple type which tastes a bit fruitier.
An organic superfood that is teeming with nutrients to power up each and every cell of your body. It is your best source of vitamins, minerals and fibers. Asparagus also contains a tremendous amount of phytonutrient which gives it a wide range of medicinal qualities. It has zero fat and cholesterol too.
Asparagus along with kale and avocado is an amazing source of a potent detoxifying compound called glutathione also considered as the “mother of all antioxidant”. It effectively protects your body from the harmful effects of free radicals, and most importantly, it has the ability to break down carcinogens. Making this organic superfood as part of your meal will definitely benefit you a lot. It will protect you from certain forms of cancer, helps your brain to fight off cognitive decline, enhances your skin health and prevent premature aging. And it is also found that saponins in asparagus have shown anti-inflammation and anti-carcinogenic properties which is not only concentrated in its root but in the shoots as well.
Another top makeup of Asparagus is its sufficient supply of asparagine, an amino acids that serve as a natural diuretic that helps your body release excess fluid and salt through urination. This is also helpful to individuals with edema problem.
Asparagus is widely considered as one of the top food aphrodisiac. It boosts production of sex hormones due to its rich amount of vitamin E including folate that regulates a chemical called histamine that is released during orgasm. And these are just some of the many health benefit that you can get from this incredible organic superfood. A word of caution. Asparagus is said to contain purine and that too much consumption may result in formation of gout or kidney stones.
So, whether having it as a standalone side or a part of a recipe, asparagus is a nutritionally well-balanced veggie you can have every day.
Eat right. Eat clean. Eat organic superfood.
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