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Home > Diet & Nutrition > Food List > Asparagus

ASPARAGUS

Asparagus & Chinese NutritionNature: cooling

 

Actions: clears heat, detoxifies, promotes blood

circulation.

 

Conditions: constipation, cancer, hypertension,

high blood cholesterol, arteriosclerosis.

 

Nutrition:

 

Asparagus is high in folate and a good source of Vitamin C and beta carotene. It also contains glutathione, a phytochemical that has antioxidant and anticarcinogenic properties. Asparagus contains inulin, a carbohydrate that increases the bacterial flora in the gut.

 

1 cup cooked:
 

Calories

 43

Total fat

 (g) 0.6

Saturated fat

 (g) 0.1

Monounsaturated fat

 (g) 0

Polyunsaturated fat

 (g) 0.2

Dietary fiber

 (g) 2.9

Protein

 (g) 5

Carbohydrate

 (g) 7

Sodium

 (mg) 20

Vitamin A

 (IU) 970.20 (19.4% DV*)

Vitamin C

 (mg) 19 (32.5% DV)

Folate

 (mcg) 263 (66% DV)

Thiamin (B1)

 (mg) 0.2 (15% DV)

Riboflavin (B2)

 (mg) 0.23 (13.5% DV)

 

* Daily Value

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