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When cooking any of my pea or pea and chicken soups I will often, when the price is right, chop asparagus into pieces (around 2cm) and add them to the cooking process as it adds an extremely yummy flavour
Asparagus is prepared and served in a number of ways around the world, typically as an appetizer] or vegetable side dish.
In Asian-style cooking, asparagus is often stir-fried.
Cantonese restaurants in the United States often serve asparagus stir-fried with chicken, shrimp, or beef.
It may also be quickly grilled over charcoal or hardwood embers, or used in some stews and soups.
In recent years, asparagus eaten raw, as a component of a salad, has regained popularity.
Asparagus is low in calories and is very low in sodium.
It is a good source of vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium, and zinc, and a very good source of dietary fibre, protein, beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, rutin, niacin, folic acid, iron, phosphorus, potassium, copper, manganese, and selenium, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells.
The amino acid asparagine gets its name from asparagus, as the asparagus plant is relatively rich in this compound.