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ASPARAGUS: THE BENEFITS FOR HEALTH

 

Asparagus is low in fat and protein, has a good content of vitamins and minerals including iron and phosphorus.

Traditionally, asparagus has been used in the treatment of arthritis and rheumatism, as diuretic is indicated in anemia, constipation, liver failure and gastrointestinal diseases.

Drunk in raw juice or grated it seems to cause a decrease in glycosuria and is indicated in diabetes.

From the same family of garlic and onion, asparagus shares with them also some positive properties (thanks to the diuretic effect it is an adjuvant against the cases of Gout, kidney stones, rheumatism and dropsy). In particular, it plays an active role in reducing cases of Eczema. Consumption of asparagus by pregnant women significantly reduces the possibility that the fetus may develop malformations, especially spina bifida.

Asparagin is one of the amino acids present in abundance, which is used for the manufacture of numerous protein substances, and therefore for the transformation of sugar.

Rich of rutina which serves to reinforce the walls of the capillaries.

 

 

VITAMINS, PHOSPHORUS AND FIBER

 

The asparagus are diuretic and purifying.

They mainly supply vitamin A and C, phosphorus and fibers.

Moreover, with the few calories they generate, that is only 29 cal. Every 100 g, they are great friends of those who must dispose of excess pounds.

 

 

NUTRITIONAL TABLE

(for 100 g of asparagus)

 

  • PROTEIN                         g.  3,6

  • LIPID                                g.  0,2

  • CARBS                              g.  3,3

  • FIBER                               g.  2,0

  • CHAINS                       mg.  1,2

  • CALCIUM                    mg.   25

  • PHOSPHORUS         mg.  77

  • C VITAMIN                 mg.   18

  • A VITAMIN                 mg.   82

  • Kcal.                              mg.   29

 

 

CHEMICAL ANALYSES

 

The chemical composition of the asparagus is as follows:

  • Folic acid is present in abundance.

  • Magnesium 1.65 g x Kg – and Vitamin A which have a beneficial effect on ligaments, kidneys and skin.

  • Vitamin  40 mg x 100 g

  • Fibre   0,5 g x 100 g

  • 7,35 g x Kg phosphorus – and Vitamin B which allow to fight against asthenia.

  • Calcium 4,04 g x Kg – very valid for the human skeleton.

  • Magnesium 1,6 g x Kg

  • Copper        18.7 g x Kg

  • Potassium   3,7 g x Kg

  • Sodium         0.55 g x Kg

  • Chains   185,3 mg x Kg

  • Manganese25,8 mg x Kg

  • Fats: 0.2 (contains no cholesterol)

  • H2O: 90%

 

 

Some of the components of the asparagus are metabolized and expelled through the urine, giving it a typical and strong unpleasant odor. It in particular is caused by some degradation products containing sulfur (in particular thiols e thioester).

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