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Nutritional Facts, Information & Health Benefits of Asparagus Vegetable


The following page describes everything about Asparagus vegetable. It tells what is Asparagus meaning, and what do we call Asparagus in Hindi. Some hidden facts also like the health benefits of Asparagus dry vegetable and much more. This page describes facts about Asparagus. It tells Value of Asparagus vegetable including Minerals and Vitamins in Asparagus vegetable and describes what are the natural benefits and curative properties of Asparagus with Health Benefits of Asparagus. 


Botanical Name/Scientific Name: Aspnragus Officinalis

 Indian Name: Shatwar, Soot mooli and Halyan

Description of Asparagus Vegetable 

Following is the Description of Asparagus Vegetable. It includes Asparagus color and some more information about Asparagus

The asparagus is cultivated mostly for its tender shoots, commonly known as spears. This vegetable is of great importance in the diet because of its valuable salts, vitamins and for its large amount of cellulose contents. The asparagus is a perennial plant, with underground fleshy root-stock. The young shoots are eaten when 6 to 15 cm. high.

Origin and Distribution of Asparagus Vegetable

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Asparagus is native of the eastern Mediterranean lands and Asia Minor. The Romans cultivated the plant in 200 BC. It has, over the centuries, been taken into gardens from the wild and progressively improved by selection. In China, there are several wild species; the tuberous roots of some of which are used as food as well as in medicine. Asparagus is now an important crop, especially in Taiwan where the shoots are canned for export. It is widely grown in East Africa and Malaysia.

Value of Asparagus Vegetable

Asparagus nutrition is another matter of knowledge. So here we are providing Asparagus nutritional value which actually tell about Asparagus nutrients and their benefits.

Asparagus Food Value                                                            

 Moisture in Asparagus                       93.0%                         

Protein in Asparagus                           2.2%                                       

Fat in Asparagus                                   0.2%                           

Fibre in Asparagus                               0.7%                           

Carbohydrates in Asparagus               3.9%                           


Minerals and Vitamins in Asparagus

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Minerals and Vitamins in Asparagus

Calcium in Asparagus                         22 mg

Phosphorus in Asparagus                   62 mg

Magnesium in Asparagus                   20 mg

Iron in Asparagus                                1.0 mg

Vitamin A in Asparagus                      900I U

Vitamin C in Asparagus                      33 mg

Small amount of Vitamin B Complex

Calorific Value – 59

(Values per 100 gms edible portion International Unit)

Natural Benefits and Curative Properties of Asparagus

Asparagus has a lot of curative properties and natural benefits. Read this passage to find benefits of Asparagus

The asparagus has multipurpose therapeutic properties. It is an alkaline foodstuff. It is an excellent body cleanser and its use will prevent or combat blood acidity. It has a nitrogenous con-tent called `asparagine’ which has diuretic properties. It is said that the liberal use of the young shoots acts as a rejuvenator. However, the use of asparagus should be avoided in goitre, liver and kidney diseases and in case of excess mucus, especially catarrhal mucus.’

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