So, why did I call this blog "Dear Asparagus"? That is because, asparagus is a freaking amazing vegetable! In the book "Star Foods", it's rated a 5-star vegetable, and here are some key nutrients asparagus contains:
- Saponins: compounds thought to prevent heart disease by helping to reduce blood cholesterol levels
- Vitamin B6: known for its role in converting food into energy, but this vitamin may also reduce PMT and the nausea of early pregnancy
- Rutin: an antioxidant from the bioflavonoid family that plays an important role in strengthening blood vessels. Rutin may therefore be helpful if you have varicose veins , high blood pressure, poor circulation or broken capillaries.
I also love asparagus because it grows it my garden! Here's proof:
To cook asparagus, I simply steam it for a few minutes then eat! A simple side dish using asparagus is to steam it then lay the stalks in a long row under the griller with breadcrumbs and grated cheese on top. After a few minutes the breadcrumbs will become crispy and the cheese will melt into it! YUM.
Do you like asparagus? How do you like to eat it?
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Hello! Let me introduce myself...
My name is Hannah and I'm a vegetarian with a growing interest in health and nutrition. I hope to become a qualified nutritionist or naturopath and share some recipes, advice and thoughts on all things food related!
Hope you enjoy my blog!