It's here, the first Asparagus of the season! Grill it, steam it or broil it: however you cook it, don't forget to squeeze a bit of lemon juice on it when you've removed it from heat.
Asparagus contains fiber, potassium and antioxidants, all of which may promote heart health. Asparagus is an excellent source of folate which plays an essential role in cell development, balancing hormones and assisting nutrients reach the brain.
There are numerous ways to incorporate our organic asparagus into your diet. For example, steaming a whole asparagus for 5 minutes and adding your favourite sauce or seasoning, chopped up in an omelet or scramble or sautéd with your favourite pasta or rice dish.
Key Nutritional Facts
28 grams (g) is approximately equal to 2 table spoons (tbsp) or 1 ounce (oz).
Folic Acid. Amount: 14.6 mcg. Daily Value: 4%
Potassium. Amount: 56.6 mg. Daily Value: 2%
Fiber. Amount: 0.6 g. Daily Value: 2%
Thiamin. Amount: 0.0 mg. Daily Value: 3%
Vitamin A. Amount: 212 IU*. Daily Value: 4%
Vitamin B6. Amount: 0.0 mg. Daily Value: 1%
Vitamin C. Amount: 1.6 mg. Daily Value: 3%
* International Unit (IU) is an internationally accepted unit to be measure amounts of fat soluble vitamins, enzymes and hormones.
Why Green Crate?
Locally sourced produce deliver a sustainable solution to your need for nutrition, supporting your local growers and reducing your carbon footprint.
Straight from the garden to yoru plate, fresh food doesn't just taste better but organically and locally has up to 10 times more nutritional value by the time you consume your food. You may love travel, but produce does not, every day off the vine, out of the ground and in the refrigerator, produce loses valuable nutrients.
By shopping local you are investing in our community and providing jobs and income to local businesses and growers.
Organic produce tastes better, no pesticides and chemicals equal sweeter, better tasting fruit.