Asparagus is a lean vegetable with few calories and has a high content of fibre and K-vitamin. In addition, you get both B-vitamin folate and iron. Its special taste can be characterized as slightly bitter with tones of grass and nuts.
A new study has shown that asparagus may stabilize blood sugar and play a central role in fighting diabetes.
Not only does asparagus have a positive effect on blood sugar, the vegetable also has a reputation of being an aphrodisiac.
Some of its status as an aphrodisiac may be ascribed to the phallus-looking shape of the asparagus! However, it also contains vitamin E, known to stimulate the production of sex hormones. Asparagus is the favourite vegetable of many and is in fact called the King of vegetables. It is said that «Asparagus shall be cooked until the consistency is so firm that the woman blushes, but not to soft that the man is ashamed!»