Hardly any other vegetables are as eagerly awaited in the spring as asparagus. And no wonder! These vegetables are versatile and real culinary treat.
A 500g serving of asparagus meets 80% of the daily requirements for vitamins C and E and almost half of the folic acid and potassium requirements. In addition, asparagus contains various phytochemicals such as the plant dyes anthocyanins or carotenoids and sulfur-containing sulfides. These substances are said to have, among other things, antibacterial and anti-cancer qualities.
Good to know
Asparagus is the perfect food to consume frequently in the spring. The fiber and phytochemicals (saponins) in asparagus stimulate digestion and promote healthy intestinal function.
*amount of sugar depends on variety and ripeness
**The value of 'fructose total' composes of the pure fructose and 1/2 of the sucrose.
source: BZfE, aid.de