Asparagus for Health Happiness and a Body of Steel
Asparagus Will Help Keep you Trim and Healthy
Treat your mind and body to the many nutrients of asparagus. Asparagus is a delicious medicine that has a delightful taste, texture and aroma. With today’s marketing wonders we have asparagus year-around.
A few of the Many Benefits of Asparagus
- Asparagus is loaded with vitamins A,C,E,K and B6.
- For a body of steel, you need the trace elements of asparagus: like Iron, copper, calcium, you want in your diet.
- Asparagus has been known for centuries as a medicinal plant.
- Asparagus is known as one of the most nutritionally balanced foods.
- Asparagus contains Folate that is necessary for cell production.
- Asparagus promotes a healthy heart, liver and nerve health.
- Asparagus promotes healthy eyes, with it’s vitamin A known as ritinal.
Preparation and Cooking of Asparagus:
- Trim off the tough ends and save for making vegetable broth.
- Trim the next inch, if it is tough, and save for cooking other dishes.
- Wash everything is a solution of vinegar and water (5-1). This will remove the chemicals that are necessary to get produce from far lands to your door.
- I like to use a heavy pan with a tight lid for steaming.
- Be careful as asparagus needs very little cooking.
- Place it into the pan with a half cup, or less, of water.
- Add some good olive oil and, if you like, some salt.
Now Comes The Delicate Part of Cooking Asparagus:
- Place the pan and asparagus on the burner on high.
- As soon as the steam begins, turn it to medium.
- You want lots of heat for a short time.
- Be cautious here–it only takes a couple minutes. Err on the safe side.
- Asparagus does not need cooking. We are only steaming it a little bit to bring out the flavor and enhance the texture.
- Remove and cool the asparagus before it can become soft.