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Asparagus Benefits

Asparagus has many positive things and it is highly recommended thanks to its different benefits

Asparagus comes from the main stem of a plant called Aspargus Officinalis, which can measure up to a meter and a half tall. It belongs to the family of leeks, onions and scallions, although they do not look alike in shape or taste.

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Today, this vegetable is grown in temperate regions and its main producers are Italy, Germany and France. While greenhouses and cold rooms allow us to have vegetables all year round, the best time to consume asparagus is spring. By those months, we can see their two varieties (white and green) in their most natural way but, if there's not the right time, you can enjoy them in the form of preserves.

Green asparagus, which is the most common, is native to the Mediterranean Sea area, near the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. It was the Romans who popularized this plant due to its medicinal properties and carried it throughout Europe.

According to the Spanish Nutrition Foundation, asparagus has many positive things and it is highly recommended thanks to its different benefits, such as providing vitamins and minerals. Within the nutritional composition of asparagus, it has vitamins A, C, E and K. It also contains chromium, trace elements, fiber and folic acid. Consuming it periodically gives the body many essential nutrients for its functioning.

Moreover, asparagus are diuretic; they contribute with asparagine, which induces the production of urine. They do not have natural sodium; therefore, the typical swelling does not increase during premenstrual syndrome.

They have the ability to regulate intestinal transit due to its high level of fiber. It allows us to prevent fluid retention and constipation, contributes to the reduction of cholesterol and promotes the breakdown of blood sugars.

Another benefit of asparagus is that they have a good dose of folic acid. This nutrient is responsible not only for improving the health of pregnant women and helping the fetus in its development, but also has beneficial effects on the brain. It reduces the risks of suffering from cognitive impairment, fights insomnia and also treats depression.

Now that we know one of the many benefits of this vegetable, the next thing is to learn what can be made with it. What can you cook?

Garlic sautéed asparagus

It is the simplest. Sauté fresh asparagus in butter and olive oil with a touch of garlic and salt. Time: 20 minutes.

Asparagus au gratin

Perfect to introduce children to the world of vegetables. Fresh asparagus are cut, crushed and sautéed with olive oil, dried oregano and mozzarella are added on top. Then, mix the evaporated milk, lemon and nutmeg and water the asparagus. Set the oven to 10 minutes at 180 degrees.

Asparagus Baked

It is a very tasty and easy to prepare side dish or starter. You only need 6 ingredients, most to your liking and it is ready in about 25 minutes.

Asparagus with sautéed peppers

Special recipe for vegetable lovers. It takes just in 25 minutes. First, the hard ends of the asparagus are detached, then washed and cut asparagus into 1-inch pieces. Place them in a hot pan with other vegetables and cooked until soft. Then, it is seasoned and that's it!

Have you noticed that there are a large number of recipes you can make with asparagus? And the best part of them is that they are very simple and quick to do. Do you want to get some of this amazing vegetable but you don't know where to find it? We have a solution for you! At Twins Farm, we offer our export services so that you can receive quality products with the guarantee provided by our 25 years of experience in this area. Contact us through our website; we are here to help you!

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