A Spear for All Ages
Delicious, Nutritious Asparagus
What’s all the fuss about asparagus? Roman emperors kept a special fleet of ships on hand to fetch this tasty spear. Nowadays, asparagus can be found in your local grocery store. Some of the amazing benefits of asparagus include its detoxifying properties as well as anti-aging components. This alkaline vegetable is loaded with fiber, potassium and antioxidants. High in folate, fresh asparagus is a natural anti-inflammatory and helps prevent osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, as well as reduce the risk of heart disease.
Considered an aphrodisiac, this edible member of the lily family grows easily in your home garden or in the flowerbed—as a perennial plant it can be productive for 15 or more years with proper care. Delicious as a side dish with a little lemon and garlic, asparagus also makes a tasty soup and a wonderful addition to your summer salad. So do what you must and eat asparagus!
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