First of all, it’s a great source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that helps process glucose.
Secondly, it’s high in glutathione, a compound that breaks down carcinogens and free radicals. Long words short: eating asparagus helps protect against and fight certain forms of cancer, such as bone, breast, colon, larynx and lung cancers.
Asparagus is rich in antioxidants. Who doesn’t love to slow the aging process?
It’s a natural diuretic.
It’s packed with B12 and folate. Asparagus is brain food too!
Tarragon Steamed Asparagus
1 lb asparagus, woody stalks snapped off
1 cup tarragon vinegar
1 cup water
Remove bottoms of stalks of asparagus. Using a peeler, lightly peel stalks lengthwise.
Combine tarragon vinegar and water in the bottom of a large pot or saucepan. Place asparagus in a steamer basket, above liquid level.
Cover. Bring to a boil.
Steam asparagus for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Serve immediately. The tarragon vinegar infuses the asparagus with a light, woody flavor.