ASPARAGUS (click image to view)

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$3.98


Ingredients : Fresh Asparagus ( not organic )

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About the Product
  • Premium fresh asparagus
  • Perfect for steaming
  • Try them on the grill
  • All Natural
  • Product of Mexico
  • FDA Certified

* Wholesale available ( data sheet )***

  • Box 11 lb ( not organic )

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Description


ASPARAGUS 

The asparagus  is a vegetable with a long and pointed form; it has dark green color and varies in thickness, which is what determines its commercialization in different sizes. Is the stem of a plant that lasts cultivated for many years as well as its productive life. The underground part is formed by roots or a crown. Asparagus should be chosen with a firm and straight consistence, without signs of dryness.

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Excellent Source of Vitamin K

Asparagus is a perennial garden plant belonging to the Lily family (Liliaceae). While approximately 300 varieties of asparagus have been noted, only 20 are edible.
 
Keep asparagus refrigerated and with adequate moisture. Do not store close to vegetables or fruits that produce ethylene to avoid aging.
 
  • It is important to keep the stem moist.
  • Optimum conservation temperature: from 1°C to 4.4 °C
  • Humidity: 95 to 100%
  • Ethylene production: Not
  • Sensitive to ethylene exposure: Yes

Source of the Digestive Support Nutrient , Inulin


Nutritional Profile

Asparagus fresh produce contains a unique array of phytonutrients. Like chicory root and Jerusalem artichoke, it is an important source of the digestive support nutrient, inulin. Its anti-inflammatory saponins include asparanin A, sarsasa pogenin, protodioscin, and diosgenin. Flavonoids in asparagu’s include quercetin, rutin, kaempferol and isorhamnetin. In the case of purple asparagu’s, anthocyanins are also among asparagus’ unique phytonutrients. Asparagu’s is an excellent source of vitamin K, folate, copper, selenium, vitamin B2, vitamin C, and vitamin E. It is a very good source of dietary fiber, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, potassium, choline, vitamin A, zinc, iron, protein, vitamin B6, and pantothenic acid. Additionally, it is a good source of magnesium and calcium.

Attributes 

  • Fresh
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan 
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidants

Low in Fat, Cholesterol, and Sodium


Health benefits of asparagus

Consuming fruits and vegetables of all kinds has long been associated with a reduced risk of many lifestyle-related health conditions. Many studies have suggested that increasing consumption of plant foods like asparagu’s decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and overall mortality while promoting a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy and overall lower weight.

Asparagu’s fresh produce is one of the best natural sources of folate. Adequate folate intake is extremely important during periods of rapid growth such as pregnancy, infancy and adolescence
  • Decreased risk of birth defects
  • Lowered risk of depression
  • Maintaining a healthy heart
  • Osteoporosis prevention
  • Cancer prevention
  • Digestion

Decreased Risk of Birth Defects


Studies done on Asparagus

A  study published in 2012 showed that the folic acid levels transferred from a pregnant woman to her baby are significantly reduced when chronic or heavy alcohol consumption is a factor. Because folic acid is crucial to the healthy development of both the placenta and fetus, disruption of the normal flow of folate from mother to child may contribute to the deficits observed in fetal alcohol disorders.

Considered a “major problem” in Japan, growth inhibition of asparagu’s was studied to diagnose the reason. Still a controversial topic as experts discuss the possibility of chemical or food borne pathogens, the study, which was conducted using soil studies in several fields in 2007 and 2008, concluded that the growth inhibition was due to continuous cropping of asparagus.

 

Lowered Risk of Depression

Asparagu’s cultivation began in Egypt more than 2,000 years ago for medicinal purposes. Its name was derived from the Persian term “asparagus,” meaning “shoot.” An asparagu’s-based aphrodisiac from the same area was discovered in a 16th century love manual. Experts advised consuming it three days in a row for the most potent effect. English peasants called it “sparrow grass,” which morphed to “sperage” and later “asparagus.”


Avocado and Asparagus Salad recipe

Increasing Consumption of Plant Foods

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds asparagus, thick ends removed, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 medium avocados, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • one Tbsp. chopped fresh mint
  • 1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • ½ Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sugar (optional)
  • Salt and pepper

Procedure:

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add asparagus and cook until bright green – 2 to 3 minutes. Remove, rinse under cold water, and drain. Combine asparagus, avocados, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a large bowl; toss gently to coat.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, parsley, cilantro, mint, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper. Pour over asparagus mixture and toss gently. Serve immediately or chill for 2 hours.

Maintaining a Healthy Heart


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1 review for ASPARAGUS (click image to view)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    The fleshy green spears of asparagus are both succulent and tender and have been considered a delicacy since ancient times..very fresh , thanks for your deliver on time.

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