Spring. Asparagus. Asparagus is one of a wealth of tasty veggies that have sprung into season. Whether blanched, sautéed or roasted, the graceful spears add a touch of sophistication and colour to any dish. And if you needed any more convincing they amount to just four calories per spear.
For years asparagus has been a traditional medicine in Asia and its full of antioxidants and nutrients which increases urinary output and helps with high blood pressure, heart disease and fluid retention. Asparagus also has been known to have a mild anti-inflammatory healing action.