Asparagus has been a staple vegetable for various people all over the world for hundreds of years. It’s cultivation started with the Egyptians. Since asparagus early days it has been revered for its health benefits.
Asparagus contain abundant antioxidants and a multitude of B-vitamins. These nutrients help in reducing inflammation and inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, obesity and regulating blood sugar. Some studies indicate that eating asparagus may reduce the risk of certain types of cancer like leukemia and liver cancer.
To keep asparagus fresh after purchase from the store, wrap the cut ends in wet paper towel while refrigerating it.
Cooking asparagus is very easy. Boil until tender to the touch and serve with any preferred healthy grain or root vegetable like potatoes of choice.