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.