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What is useful asparagus?

Kate flower
Kate flower
December 19, 2014
What is useful asparagus?

Popular in the West, asparagus is just beginning to take root in the kitchens of our country, and not very quickly, largely because people simply do not know about the nutritional value of this wonderful product. About how useful asparagus, we will discuss in this article. Also consider the options for its use and the recipe with asparagus.

The benefits of asparagus

Everyone agrees that asparagus is best consumed immediately after harvesting or buying, when it contains the most beneficial properties. It is a source of dietary fiber, contains vitamins A, C, E, group B. Also rich in composition and useful components: folic acid, copper, potassium, selenium, manganese, calcium, iron, carotene. Asparagus is an excellent diuretic: asparagus decoctions are used as a reducing agent after cardiovascular diseases.

If it became necessary to store asparagus, it is best to treat it as with fresh flowers, that is, put it in water. Canned asparagus is very inferior to fresh, not only in nutritional properties, but also in taste.For a better long-term preservation, it is worth freezing asparagus yourself. To do this, you will need to scald the prepared fresh asparagus with boiling water, then hold it in cold water for five minutes, pack it in a bag, get rid of excess air, and put it in the freezer. It is during this storage that asparagus will lose the minimum amount of vitamins and nutrients.

Asparagus is a dietary product: 100 grams of asparagus contains only 20 kcal, and the body needs more kcal to process it.

Korean asparagus

There are many delicious and non-nutritious recipes with asparagus. Consider one of them. The benefits of Korean asparagus are based on a huge amount of vitamins and a small amount of calories. The beneficial properties of Korean-style asparagus are also: that it contains a large amount of protein, which is especially useful for both children and adults, leading an active lifestyle.

You will need:

  • 100 grams of soybean fuji (soy asparagus);
  • 2 cloves of garlic;
  • 1 onion;
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil;
  • 2 pinches of red pepper;
  • 1 pinch of Lotus seasoning.

Cooking process:

  1. Pour boiling water on dry asparagus for an hour, strain after a specified time.
  2. Peel and chop the onion into half rings.
  3. Garlic crush garlic press.
  4. Fry the onions in vegetable oil until golden.
  5. Add red pepper and garlic, fry.
  6. Pour in soy sauce and fry again.
  7. Add all this to the asparagus, season with seasoning "Lotus" and mix.
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