Asparagus is in plenty this time of year in Ontario.  These lovely long stalks come in a variety of colours including green, white and purple.  As a strong supporter of a healthy diet, asparagus is high in vitamins C, E and K, B vitamins, manganese, phosphorus and fiber.

Valuable nutrients in asparagus break down quickly when over-cooked so it is advisable to gently sautee the stalks until just beginning to soften.

Many who eat asparagus notice a distinct smell in their urine shortly after ingesting. Scientists attribute this to a unique organosulfur compound called asparagusic acid.  Very common and completely healthy!

Grab your asparagus while it’s in season and try it in this yummy Asparagus Salad recipe!  Just click the recipe icon below.

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