When it comes to spring vegetables, asparagus has it all. Packed with nutrition, these bright green spears come loaded with folate, fiber, minerals, and vitamins A, C, E, and K. With disease-fighting antioxidants plus a healthy dose of vitamin A, asparagus supports eye health and skin health, including protection against harmful sun damage. Its high quantities of folic acid also make asparagus an excellent addition to the diet of pregnant women or anyone looking to improve their overall health.
Best of all, asparagus is tasty and pairs well with most other foods. Enjoy crisp asparagus pan-fried with virgin olive oil and minced garlic, and feel free to add other spring vegetables to the pan. Baked, steamed, or sautéed – asparagus maintains a mild, earthy flavor. Because asparagus is low in calories with absolutely no fat, you also don’t have to feel guilty about enjoying it with a drizzling of creamy butter sauce or topping it with gorgonzola crumbles.