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Asparagus, A spring vegetable Which is very healthy. 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, 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.
This is a perfect vegetable for those who wants to change their diet or looking for some healthy meal. Cooking asparagus is very easy… Here I’m sharing  one of the way I cook it.

Ingredients:
2 Cups of Asparagus(washed)
salt as per taste
Black pepper powder
Pinch of Italian herb spices/powder(Optional)
2-3 Drops of olive oil
few drops of lemon juice(optional)

Method:
Heat a cast iron pan/grilled pan on medium high. Place asparagus on heated pan and stir till it gets nice brown spots all over it. Now add olive oil, mix well. Add salt and pepper powder, Italian herb, lemon juice. Toss asparagus to coat with it. Serve it as a appetizer, as a side, or just eat.

Tips:
1) Chop off woody end if necessary.
1) To keep asparagus fresh, fill a jar/glass with an inch water and store the asparagus upright in the container. Cover with plastic bag. Change the water when it gets cloudy.

 

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