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Su­per low in kilo­joules and car­bo­hy­drates, as­para­gus will have lit­tle ef­fect on your blood glu­cose lev­els, but will

have a huge ef­fect on your nutri­ent in­take!

It con­tains an ar­ray of dif­fer­ent vi­ta­mins and min­er­als re­quired for good health, in­clud­ing vi­ta­min C, fo­late, thi­amine, ri­boflavin, niacin and potas­sium

(to name a few!), plus sev­eral phy­to­chem­i­cals

to help sup­port healthy blood ves­sels.

Sum­mer is the per­fect time to in­dulge in fresh as­para­gus. Try one of our tasty recipes, add it to your next stir-fry or toss

through a fresh salad for a dif­fer­ent flavour and tex­ture. As­para­gus also makes the per­fect ac­com­pa­ni­ment

to a dip plat­ter in place of crack­ers.

If you are on a blood-thin­ning med­i­ca­tion and need to mon­i­tor your vi­ta­min K in­take, it may be best to keep your

por­tions small and check with your health­care team.

NU­TRI­TION IN­FOR­MA­TION

PER 100G (ap­prox­i­mately six as­para­gus spears):

88kJ, pro­tein 2.5g, to­tal fat 0.1g (sat. fat 0g), carbs 1g, fi­bre 2g, sodium 2mg • Carb ex­changes 0

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