>Calorific Value - 59 (values per 100 gms)
>Small amount of Vitamin B complex
Origin and Distribution
The asparagus is a perennial plant, with underground fleshy root-stock. The young shoots are eaten when 6 to 15 cm.high.
Asparagus is native of the eastern Mediterranean lands and Asia Minor.In China, there are several wild species; the tuberous roots of some of which are used as food as well as medicine.
Asparagus is now an important crop,especially in taiwan where the shoots are canned for export. It is widely grown in East Africa and Malayasia.
Natural Benefits Of Eating Asparagus
The asparagus has multipurpose therapeutic properties, it is alkaline foodstuff. It is an excellent body cleanser and its use will prevent or combat blood acidity.
It has a nitrogenous content called 'asparagin' which has diuretic properties, the liberal use of young shoots acts as a rejuvenator.
however, the use of asparagus should be avoided in goitre, liver, and kidney diseases and in case of excess mucus.