Asparagus is an excellent source of Vitamin K and contains fiber and antioxidants. Vitamin K helps keep our bones strong. Fiber keeps us regular while antioxidants protect our cells from damage.

Storing and Choosing Asparagus:

  • Asparagus stalks should be plump and tips should be pointy.
  • Asparagus spears should be firm and straight.
  • Refrigerate asparagus in an unsealed plastic bag.

How to Add Asparagus to your diet:

  • Roast asparagus in the oven.
  • Serve with grilled fish.
  • Sprinkle it with cheese, and bake it.

Here is a recipe for a special chicken and rice dish with asparagus: Asparagus Mandarin Orange Chicken and Rice

Written by: Priya Samuel, EFNEP student volunteer

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