Asparagus

THE KING OF ALL VEGETABLES
HEALTHY AND TASTY DELIGHT WITH ONLY A FEW CALORIES

The consumption of asparagus is recommended to all those engaging in mental labour as it provides the body with many vitamins and minerals. Fresh asparagus contains asparagine, a substance which "cleans" the blood and the kidneys and is useful to those suffering from anaemia and heart problems. It is rich in folic acid and helps in the division of cells during growth, in the tissue regeneration process, in the production of red blood cells by the bone marrow as well as in the prevention of cervical cancer. Asparagus contains extraordinary antioxidants and anticarcinogens with anti-inflammatory and antimycotic agents. It constitutes an excellent diuretic and has a beneficial effect on the kidney, liver and intestine. Asparagus, with its delicate taste and aroma, is considered by gourmets as a symbol of culinary refinement. It does not contain fat and cholesterol and is low in calories.