Asparagus serves as an amazing detoxifying agent due to its high level of potassium, which also happens to serve as a belly fat reducer. It has virtually no sodium, so it's excellent for bloating and women experiencing PMS, and general digestive health. Finally, the folate it contains is excellent for relieving pain and inflammation. What don't these little green stalks do?

Selection Process

Asparagus should be bright green in color, smooth, firm, straight and round. The tips should be compact and purple in color. Keep them cold and wrapped in a plastic bag in your refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cup (134.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 33.5

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.2g 0.2%

Saturated Fat 0.1g 0.3%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 0.0mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 8.4g 2.8%

Dietary Fiber 2.8g 11.3%

Sugars 2.5g

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 2.9g

Vitamin A 20.3% Vitamin C 12.5%
Calcium 3.2% Iron 15.9%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 5.0%
Vitamin K 69.7% Thiamin 12.8%
Riboflavin 11.1% Niacin 6.6%
Vitamin B-6 6.1% Folate 17.4%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 3.7%
Phosphorus 7.0% Magnesium 4.7%
Zinc 4.8% Selenium 4.4%
Copper 12.7% Manganese 10.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.