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Diabetes Nutrition Facts for Asparagus

What's the Carbohydrate Count for Asparagus?

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Updated June 21, 2014

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Diabetes Nutrition Facts for Asparagus
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Looking for the diabetes nutrition facts for asparagus? If you have type 2 diabetes then you know that watching your carbohydrate intake is very important for good blood glucose management. Increasing your intake of vegetables is a great way to keep control of your calories and carbs. Veggies such as asparagus are naturally low carb and have a low glycemic index. Asparagus is in season in the early spring, so keep an eye out for this healthy and delicious vegetable.

Asparagus adds a touch of class to any meal and is high in fiber. Steamed, sauteed or stir-fried, asparagus brings a lot to the table, providing a rich source of vitamins A, B, C, and K as well as iron and other essential minerals.

Low Calorie and Carbs, High Fiber Superfood

1/2 cup of asparagus has 20 calories, 0.2 grams of fat and 3.7 grams of carbs.

4 stalks of asparagus has 13 calories, 0.1 gram of fat and 2.5 grams of carbs.

The glycemic index for asparagus is very low, estimated to be at around 15.

I've bought the asparagus, now what do I do with it?

Some healthy recipes can be found here and also on About.com's Calorie Count website...

For more diet-friendly asparagus recipes, check out these from our About.com Guide to Low Fat Cooking:

So, armed with a few good recipes, you can make asparagus part of your healthy eating plan.

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