- Oct 10, 2017 -
Asparagus is a lovely food ingredient to use in your regular diet because it is chock-full of beneficial nutrients!
In addition, it has almost no fat content and very few calories. It has four grams of carbohydrate and two grams of protein.
Other than that, asparagus contains only vitamins and minerals.
One cup of 180 grams of asparagus is replete with these amazing nutrients that are listed alongside their percentage in relation to the recommended daily values of those nutrients:
Vitamin K (180%)
Vitamin C (73%)
Vitamin B1 Thiamin (8%)
Vitamin B6 (2%)
Vitamin A (29%)
Vitamin B2 Riboflavin (11%)
Vitamin B3 Niacin (9%)
Vitamin E (11%)
Pantothenic acid (3%)
Dietary fiber (12%)
These nutrients are among the most advantageous you can find for protecting health.
As you can see from the figures above, one cup of asparagus in the cases of some nutrients may provide almost the total intake recommended for a day or more.
For instance, one cup of asparagus will provide you with more than enough vitamin K and close to enough vitamin C and folate.