Updated: May 25, 2020
This year has been a fabulous year for asparagus, take advantage of this season's bumper crop.
(spoiler alert- recipes below)
During the spring, peak asparagus season look for white and purple varieties in addition to the typical green.
Fun fact: Did you know there are more than 300 species of asparagus grown today.
Asparagus is a nutrient-dense food that is high in folic acid and is also a good source of potassium, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin B6, and vitamin C, and thiamine. It also contains chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells, this helps keep our blood sugars under control.
Asparagus is also a natural diuretic due to its high levels of asparagine, an amino acid.
Here are some recipes to try!