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.
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Asparagus is the perfect food, so use asparagus season in the spring. The fiber and phytochemicals (saponins) in asparagus stimulate digestion and thus promote healthy intestinal function. Asparagus is real all-rounder.
Did you know that the harvest workers walk an average of 5km per hectare farmland and harvest more than 5.000kg of asparagus?
For individuals with an average tolerance about 100g makes a good test.
*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