Asparagus are highly nutritious and have excellent health benefits. Rich in folic acid, potassium, niacin, phosphorus, vitamin A, C and K asparagus are packed with goodness, and being a detoxifying food asparagus help remove waste material from the body (you may have noticed the smelly urine it causes). Asparagus is renowned for its anti cancer properties and its beneficial effect on the liver, kidneys and bowel. Asparagus also help relieve arthritis and rheumatism and strengthen a weak heart. Asparagus juice is traditionally used to treat/relieve symptoms associated with anemia, bowel, kidney and eye problems, as well as various cancers and skin problems.Try out some of these powerful recipes with asparagus:
Asparagus Carrot Juice:
- 5 asparagus spears
- 3 carrots
- 2 tomatoes
Asparagus Celery Juice:
- 2 celery stalks
- 2 large carrots
- 4 asparagus spears
Asparagus Apple Juice:
- 2 green apples
- 6 asparagus spears
Green asparagus: Asparagus come in four different varieties with green asparagus being the most common. Bright coloured, sweet and tender, green asparagus are quick and easy to prepare with absolutely no need for peeling both for juicing and cooking.
Violet/purple asparagus: Rarely found in shops, and is most commonly found in Italy and England. Have a thick stalk.
White asparagus: Loved by Europeans for their sweet and delicate flavor. They are grown under black plastic igloos to prevent them from turning green and are often used in gourmet cooking.
Wild asparagus: Very hard to come across, but you may find them at the markets in Italy and the South of France.
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