Sunday, January 20, 2008

No.10: Asparagus

These little spears of goodness are natural diuretics & the food for your healthy gut flora!

1. Under ideal conditions, an asparagus spear can grow 10" in a 24-hour period.

2. Some may have a strong urine odor after eating asparagus as they have a sulfur compound called "mercaptan",it releases an odd scent when broken down.

3. Select firm, thin stems with deep green or purplish closed tips.

4. The bottom portion of asparagus often contains sand, so its best to remove them.

5. A well cared for asparagus planting will generally produce for about 15 years without being replanted.

Reference: WH Foods, Asparagus, Wikipedia, Asparagus Facts, Asparagus Online

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