Limited supply in 2021
Shown to have more antioxidants than all vegetables except three (broccoli, green peppers and burdock). This combined with impressive anti-inflammatory properties makes it one of the best vegetables to eat. It is also high in vitamins C, E, K, beta-carotene, folate and minerals zinc, manganese and selenium. It contains the amino acid asparagine which is important in the function and development of the brain. Importantly, it contains glutathione, a detoxifying compound that can help destroy carcinogens. For this reason, asparagus may help fight or protect against certain cancers, including bone, breast, lung and colon cancers. It is low in fat, promotes heart health and helps with diabetes, helps to slow the aging process, good for skin, digestive health and pregnancy health.