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Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health

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Asparagus is available fresh, frozen and canned for good nutrition and convenience. If selecting fresh, choose odorless asparagus stalks with dry, tight tips. Avoid limp or wilted stalks. 

Varieties to Explore
Purple Asparagus
White Asparagus 

Nutrient Content Claims
Fat free, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Sodium free, Low in calories, Good source of vitamin C 

Health Claims 

Dietary Fat & Cancer: Development of cancer depends on many factors. A diet low in total fat may reduce the risk of some cancers. Asparagus is fat free.

Sodium & Hypertension:

  • Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors. Asparagus is sodium free. 
  • Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Asparagus is sodium free. 
  • Asparagus, as part of a low sodium diet, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. 

Dietary Saturated Fat & Cholesterol & Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease. Asparagus contains no saturated fat or cholesterol.

Fruits & Vegetables & Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables (foods that are low in fat and may contain dietary fiber, vitamin A, or vitamin C) may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors. Asparagus is a good source of vitamin C. 

STORE

Refrigerate asparagus for up to four days by wrapping ends of stalks
in wet paper towel and placing in plastic bag.

SERVE

Asparagus in the Spring  

Asparagus is on the Menu 

Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Asparagus 

Check out our asparagus recipes! 

SAVOR

Presence in Ethnic Cuisines 
Chinese, Japanese, Korean / African 

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Social Media Posts 

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A zesty start to lead any meal in the right direction! Try our Asparagus and Cherry Salad next time you entertain: http://bit.ly/2PYTAme Visit FruitsandVeggies.org for our most in-demand arugula recipes! @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

When life gives you lemons…make lemonade! Or enjoy this savory side dish, Asparagus w/Lemon Sauce: http://bit.ly/2Ck7E1K Visit FruitsandVeggies.org for our most in-demand arugula recipes! @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

Enjoying more fruits and vegetables, inclusive of fresh, frozen, canned, dried and 100% juice, is a delicious way to enjoy a happy, healthy and active lifestyle. @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

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