- Mid-May to end of June
Did you know that asparagus contains beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin, three pigments of the carotenoid family acting as antioxidants?
Did you know that the reason asparagus can be white is that it was grown in the dark and did not develop its chlorophyll?
Do you know the nutritional value of asparagus?
Per 125ml (½ cup) of cooked vegetable:
Energy: 20kcal; Carbohydrates: 4g; Fibre: 2g (source of fibre)
Folates: 60 % of RDI (excellent source of folates)
Vitamin K: 60 % of RDI (excellent source of Vitamin K)
Vitamin A: 10 % of RDI (excellent source of Vitamin A)