source of dietary fiber, niacin, phosphorus, protein, and iron.  

Historically, asparagus has been used as a diuretic and in the treatment of arthritis and
rheumatism.  The amino acid asparagine may be responsible for the diuretic effect of
asparagus. When this amino acid is excreted in the urine, it gives off a strong,
characteristic odor.


Sources:

Murray , Michael N.D.. The Encyclopedia Of Healing Foods.
New York: Atria Books, 2005.

Centers For Disease Control And Prevention-5 A Day.

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Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia


Asparagus is low in calories and
carbohydrates, and compared to
other vegetables it is relatively
rich in protein.  One cup of
asparagus supplies only 24
calories, almost half of which are
derived from protein.  Asparagus
is an excellent source of
potassium, vitamin K, folic acid
(263 micrograms per cup),
vitamins C and A, riboflavin,
thiamine, and vitamin B6.  It has
an excellent ratio of potassium
(288 milligrams per cup) to
sodium (19.8 milligrams per up).  
Asparagus is also a very good
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