Asparagus As A Superfood
A Saturday afternoon trip to your local farmer’s market can be a therapy session, time to catch up on Vitamin D or a slow stroll to hear about your best friend’s breakup. Whatever your reason to get out and forage through fresh foods, we guarantee you won’t be disappointed if you pick up one specific herbaceous plant.
Asparagus has become a popular superfood that’s at its peak during the Spring. Loaded with nutrients, we want you to know more about this vegetable than just the fact that it was a children’s book pitch during the holiday movie Elf. A good source of fiber, folate and vitamins A, C, E and K is just the beginning. Being rich in glutathione, asparagus can help detoxify while also protecting against cancer. High in antioxidants, asparagus also neutralizes cell-damaging free radicals.
As I walked around the Union Square Greenmarket in New York City, I had a few recipes on my mind to feature at my first outdoor party this Spring. If it’s going to be a cold and rainy May day, this Cream of Asparagus soup will be what I serve to keep my guests feeling warm on the inside. Stopping to taste some fresh berries, my senses perked up to a fresher idea. With an Asian inspiration, this Vegetarian Pho will certainly be the way I go. To end my beautiful shopping day, I look to Rachael Ray. Her Raw Asparagus Dip is one appetizer that’ll please any appetite.
Stay trim, protect your heart and your skin. No matter what vegetable is your superfood, we at doB just want you to experiment with freshness this season.
Arm yourself with spears…asparagus that is!