December 14, 2012

AsparagusDietary experts are reporting that recently the popularity of such vegetable as asparagus has been dramatically growing in the northwestern Europe and North America. Adding this vegetable to the daily diet has become something very trendy, and for the last few years the amounts of commercially cultivated and sold asparagus has escalated making the UK consumption of this vegetable in 2011 at an absolute record level: over 8,000 tonnes. Asparagus is a very healthy natural food, very low in calories and very high in dietary fiber and various natural nutrients, including vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamins B group, vitamin K, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, potassium, fluoride, selenium, copper, and others. This natural vegetable is known since the times on ancient Egypt. In many traditional folk medicines of the Mediterranean nations, asparagus has been used for a long period of time and very highly valued as an effective natural diuretic and natural cleansing agent. Read the rest of this entry »