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Superfood of the season: Asparagus


Spring is here. And this means it’s finally asparagus season. If you’ve not yet been won-over by this superfood, chances are you don’t know just how good it is for you. Especially at this time of year when your body wants to cleanse and detox. To help win you round here are a few interesting facts and reasons that make asparagus our superfood of the season.

Each spear of asparagus has just 4 calories and contains no fat or cholesterol. Making it the ideal spring cleaning ingredient for your body.

Struggling with a winter hangover? Asparagus helps ease hangovers as it boosts levels of key enzymes that break down the alcohol and protects against toxins in the body. Ready to feel fresh and hangover-free this spring? Adding asparagus to your weekly meal plan might just do the trick.

Not sure whether to go for green or white? The difference isn’t so much in taste. But in nutrients. Despite coming from the same plant, green asparagus tends to have higher levels of nutrients, such as protein, ascorbic acid, calcium, thiamin and niacin. White asparagus generally has lower antioxidant content than green.

How do you pick the best asparagus in the store? Bright green asparagus stalks with purple-tinged tips: this is asparagus at it’s best.

How to make the most of it? It’s a common misconception that asparagus should always come served with butter or a thick, creamy sauce like hollandaise. But sometimes, less is best. Keep it simple: grill or roast your asparagus with fresh ingredients like garlic, lemon or balsamic and add it to any meal as a side dish. Or combine both white and green asparagus to make a salad with crumbled goat’s cheese.

Make spring your fresh start. And asparagus your new favorite food. Give it a try and let us know how you like yours. Join the discussion below.