Seasonal Spotlight: Asparagus

To Pee or Not to Pee?

This may be the question that's on your mind after eating asparagus but it does more than just effect the smell of your pee! It’s packed full of nutrients and vitamins that are great for your overall health. This vege has vitamins A, C, E, K and B6 along with folate, fibre, chromium and is rich in antioxidants. 

Asparagus has got all the good immune boosting vitamins! Vitamin A, C and E are all essential nutrients that are great for the immune system. Our bodies absorb vitamin E better if we eat some fat alongside it so make sure you are eating your asparagus alongside a form of healthy fat to get the most out of this important vitamin.

Asparagus contains high levels of the amino acid asparagine, which acts as a natural diuretic. This helps to flush excess salts and fluids from the body. As well as high levels of soluble and insoluble fibre this makes asparagus great for gut and digestive health. 

Asparagus also contains chromium, which is a trace mineral that helps insulin in transporting glucose from the bloodstream into cells. So, asparagus would be a great vege to include if you are watching your blood sugars! 

Asparagus is a versatile vege, which can easily be cooked and added into dishes if you are looking to get some extra greens in. We have been adding it into salads and wraps! It is also delicious chargrilled on the BBQ as a tasty side.  


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