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2014-06-11 (Wednesday)
 

Anette: Here you find some short facts about asparagus, including nutrition, calories and how to store them. If you’re really curious about asparagus and want to learn more about them then I recommend wikipedia.

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Short facts about asparagus:
A good source of: Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc and Selenium
A very good source of: Dietary Fiber, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Manganese
Low in: Saturated Fat
Very low in: Cholesterol and Sodium
Not so good: A large portion of the calories in this food come from sugars.
Calories (100 grams): 20 (or 27, depending on the source)
How to store: Asparagus is best cooked the day it’s purchased. (Store up to five days in the refrigerator’s crisper drawer if placed in a paper bag with the bottoms of the stalks wrapped with a damp paper towel, or standing in a bowl with about an inch of water.)
(Sources: nutritiondata, caloriecount.about.com and marthastewart.com)

Anette: It wasn’t until a few days ago I discovered that I actually like asparagus. Now, I really could use a lot of inspiring recipes. So, here we go:

Inspiring collections of asparagus recipes:
allrecipes.com foodnetwork.com bbcgoodfood.com bhg.com
theguardian.com taste.com.au eatingwell.com greatbritishchefs.com