3 Health Benefits of Asparagus

3 Health Benefits of Asparagus

Happy asparagus season! Asparagus season is like a sprint, it comes in quickly and seems to disappear just as quickly. Last week we harvested only a few pounds of asparagus and this week we will harvest hundreds of pounds!

  1. Asparagus is low calorie and a nutrient powerhouse.  In just half a cup, it has
    • Calories: 20
    • Protein: 2.2 grams
    • Fat: 0.2 grams
    • Fiber: 1.8 grams
    • Vitamin C: 12% of the RDI
    • Vitamin A: 18% of the RDI
    • Vitamin K: 57% of the RDI
    • Folate: 34% of the RDI
    • Potassium: 6% of the RDI
    • Phosphorous: 5% of the RDI
    • Vitamin E: 7% of the RDI
  2. Asparagus also has a unique combination anti-inflammatory nutrients that may help reduce the risk of common chronic health issues, like diabetes and heart disease.
  3. Asparagus is also rich in fiber, making it a great food to help keep digestion in order, help regulate blood sugar and reduce the risk of heart disease.

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Veggie Drive Thru

Friday 5/1 from 4-6pm and Saturday 5/2 from 10 – 12pm.


Coming Soon:  Sweet Peas

Pekarek’s Produce
Dwight, Nebraska
(402) 641-3305

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