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Nutritional Value of Asparagus

Posted May 23 2009 10:01pm

Asparagus is good for you, as the nutritional value, below, shows.

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Asparagus is:

  • low in calories
  • free from fat or cholesterol
  • very low in sodium (salt).

Asparagus is a good source of:

  • folic acid - vitamin B9 - important in pregnancy
  • potassium
  • dietary fibre
  • rutin - a bioflavinoid with antioxidant properties
  • asparagine - an amino acid which benefits the nervous system


Asparagus Calories and Nutrition per Serving (1 Serving=1oz/28g)

Calories7
Protein0.9
Carbohydrate0.5
Fat0.2
Fibre0.5
Alcohol0

Click the link for  more information on the nutritional value of asparagus.

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