It contains fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B6, vitamin C and folate. This food is also low in fat because it has no cholesterol and is a low-calorie option.
It also provides 10% of the daily recommended intake of potassium, as well as significant quantities of minerals like fluoride, copper, zinc, magnesium and iodine.
Its scientific name is Asparagus officinalis, and the crop falls into two categories, with white and green varieties.
White asparagus has been covered by earth to shield it from the sun’s rays and keep it white when harvested.
Green asparagus is grown in the open air and takes on its color through exposure to the sun.