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Nutrients:  43 Calories, High in vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, K, & C,  other Antioxidants, Folate, Fiber, Potassium, Iron & Zinc.  When it is cooked it loses some A and B-complex.  Good for your heart, intestines, can help swelling in arthritis and lessen water retention during PMS.

Storage:  Keep wrapped in a moist paper towel in a tuperware or plastic.  Will last about a week in the fridge crisper drawer.

Basic Preparation:  Wash and trim off any dry fibrous ends.

  1. I love asparagus Raw!  It is so delicious and really packed with vitamins.
  2. Steam for 8 minutes or until bright green.  Cool off immediately by dunking in cold water to stop cooking.
  3. In a skillet add an inch of water and simmer for 3-5 minutes.   Again, cool off immediately to stop cooking