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Health benefits of Asparagus:
Asparagus is great for folate (B9) and vitamin K1 which are vital for your DNA replication and heart and artery health.
Asparagus is also high in glutathione, a very powerful antioxidant.
When you see asparagus in the shops you know that spring has arrived. The short UK season starts on 23rd April and lasts until midsummer’s day, making it a real delicacy each year.
The finest texture and the strongest taste is in the tips. The points d'amour ("love tips") were served as a delicacy to Madame de Pompadour, the chief mistress of Louis XV.
Only the young shoots are eaten as when the buds start to open they become woody.
Hold your asparagus between the finger and thumb of each hand near the base and bend, and the tough part of the stem will break off. Don’t throw these ends away as they make a great soup.
The RDA/RI's below are based on an average adult and the portion size set above
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