EN on Foods
March 2003 Issue
Asparagus Bursts With Flavor and Folate
The Folklore: As it is today, asparagus was considered a luxury vegetable in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, where it was believed to have medicinal qualities that helped relieve the pain of bee stings and toothaches. The popularity of asparagus flourished under France’s Louis XIV, a fan. The Facts: Asparagus is a relative of garlic, leeks and onions. Next to orange juice, asparagus is one of the best food sources of folate. About five medium spears provide one-third of your day’s
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