Asparagus is one of the most nutritionally well-balanced vegetables in existence.
- Low in calories, only 20 per 5.3 oz. serving, less than 4 calories per spear.
- Contains no fat or cholesterol.
- Very low in sodium.
- A good source of potassium.
- A source of fiber (3 grams per 5.3 oz. serving).
- An excellent source of folacin.
- A significant source of thiamin.
- A significant source of vitamin B6.
- One of the richest sources of rutin, a compound which strengthens capillary walls.
- Contains glutathione (GSH).
Here is how to make it zesty and tasty to eat.
Time: 10 mins
1. 12 Asparagus stalks
2. 1 tbsp unsalted butter ( can use olive oil( do not heat) instead)
3. 1/2 lime
4. 1 tsp pepper
5. 1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste ( optional)
6. salt accordingly
- Boil asparagus in water add salt, pepper, ginger garlic paste to water.
- Turn off, after the asparagus is soft, ( poke with fork if soft enough, turn off).
- Add butter to a pan melt the butter, add pepper, and squeeze lime and turn off the burner.
- now add asparagus and saute until the butter is on the asparagus.
You can replace butter with olive oil then no melting is required, after the asparagus is cooked mix drain the water and mix olive oil, lime and pepper.