It is low in calories but high protein and fibre; a fibre which is, moreover, rich in niacin and phosphorous.
It contains the ideal ratio of calcium to magnesium for assimilation of calcium into the body (unlike dairy products…)
It contains Vitamins A, B, C and K and folic acid.
It is a diuretic (and don’t worry about asparagus ‘odour’, it is all good stuff…) and can help prevent, or even dissolve kidney stones.
It is anti-inflammatory so is good for conditions such as rheumatism and arthritis.
It helps prevent varicose veins and, is said to be able to stimulate milk product in breast-feeding mothers….
Very few people are allergic to it!
And…. it tastes delicious! Although I am delighted to say that not everyone in my household thinks so – which means more for me!
PS – Sorry, I forgot… It is also an aphrodisiac!