Asparagus: Nutrition & Health Benefits

Also called garden asparagus, and sparrow grass. Scientific name: Asparagus Officinalis

Asparagus Officinali

Quantity5 spears (93 g/3.3 oz)

Nutrition Facts
5 spears servings per container
Serving size (93 g/3.3 oz)

Amount per serving
Calories 20
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Includes g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 2g

Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 2mg 1%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 230mg 5%
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 15%

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Asparagus is herbaceous, Which grows tall with stout and stems with much-branched and feathery foliage. The root is often referred to as Crown. Asparagus flowers are shaped like a bell, which blooms in greenish-white to yellowish flowers.

The asparagus flowers mostly have six tepals which fused together at the bottom. Asparagus flowers are produced singly or in clusters of 2 or 3 in the junctions of the branchlets. Asparagus are gender-specific and bloom male and female flowers on separate plants, but in some cases, hermaphrodite flowers are bloomed in asparagus.

The flowers turn into fruits, which look like small red berries. Plz, be cautious with the asparagus flowers, asparagus fruits toxic to humans. Asparagus is a native plant of the western coasts of Europe, major crops found from northern Spain to northwest Germany, northern Ireland, and British regions. Asparagus crops are distinguished by its under growing and often prostrate stems. Asparagus is treated as a distinct species in some places.

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