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Hatfield asparagus is known far annnnnnd wide and its almost here! Every time we put this out on the stand we get excited, it kicks off the season, and folks drive from all over to grab a few bunches. Not only does the "lobster" of vegetables taste incredibly good, it's a superfood. So many health benefits, we lost count!
Asparagus is an anti-inflammatory (reduces inflammation in the body) and contains a type of fiber that keeps the digestive system healthy. The plant chemical glutathione contained in asparagus has been found to be an anti-inflammatory and may help rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. This vegetable is also rich in soluble fiber oligosaccharide, which acts as a prebiotic in the gut by stimulating the growth of friendly bacteria. It is also a valuable source of vitamin C, folate, magnesium, potassium, and iron. Unusually for a vegetable, it is a good source of vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps keep the heart and immune system healthy.
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Reference: 100 Best health Foods, Eat This Not That, Cooking Light What to Eat
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