This yummy veggie is now in season so look for UK grown in the supermarkets, or even better buy from your local farmers market. Not only will you be supporting local UK farmers, your produce should be richer in nutrients as it has not had to travel as far.
Asparagus spears are loaded with antioxidants, helping to protect cells from free radical damage which damage cells and lead to disease.
It is a good source of fibre, iron, vitamins A ,C, E and K and folate, a vitamin that is required before and during pregnancy to help prevent birth defects.
Asparagus can be boiled but to maintain a lot of the health benefits, it is best lightly steamed or griddled in some tamari sauce, seasoned with pink Himalayan salt and black pepper.
Asparagus also tastes amazing wrapped in parma ham on a salad, or used as ‘soldiers’ to dip into boiled eggs. 🙂