Spring is here and along with it comes a new crop of asparagus. This week our Secret Ingredient for Friday Foodie Fix is asparagus. Asparagus is one of the most nutritionally well-balanced vegetables. It leads nearly all produce items in the wide array of nutrients it supplies in significant amounts for a healthy diet. A 5.3 ounce serving is only 20 calories, contains no fat or cholesterol, is very low in sodium, has 3 grams of fiber and provides 60% of the recommended daily allowance for folacin which is necessary for blood cell formation, growth, and prevention of liver disease.
Asparagus is not something I ate as a kid or even a young adult. It’s only been in the last 10 years or so that I’ve developed a liking for it. At first, I would only eat it with hollandaise sauce but now I’m more adventurous. My husband will only eat it if I sauté it in olive oil with course sea salt and minced garlic or roast it in the oven with the same seasonings. I need your help to come up with more options for asparagus.
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Next week’s Secret Ingredient is …………………Strawberries!