Nutrition Facts for

Asparagus

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Group
Vegetables
Serving size
1 unit cooked
Amount per serving
Calories
3
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0.0
g
Saturated Fat
0.0
g
Trans Fat
0
g
Cholesterol
0
mg
Sodium
33.0
mg
2
%
Total Carbs
0.3
g
Dietary Fiber
0.3
g
1
%
Protein
0.4
g
Vitamin C
1.2
mg
1
%
Calcium
4
mg
0
%
Iron
0.1
mg
1
%
Potassium
33.5
mg
1
%
Zinc
0.1
mg
1
%
Niacin
0.2
mg
1
%

The asparagus plant, officially known as Asparagus officinalis, is a lily.

There are lots of colors to choose from, including green, white, and purple. Among the dishes it's used in are frittatas, pastas, and stir-fries.

It's also low in calories and full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

The antioxidant content of asparagus is high, like other green veggies. Among them are vitamin E, vitamin C, glutathione, flavonoids and polyphenols.

There's 1.8 grams of fiber in a half cup of asparagus, which is about 7% of your daily needs.

A half-cup serving of asparagus provides 6% of your daily potassium needs.