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Asparagus

Asparagus, or garden asparagus, folk name sparrow grass, scientific name Asparagus officinalis, is a perennial flowering plant species in the genus Asparagus. Its young shoots are used as a spring vegetable. It was once classified in the lily family, like the related Allium species, onions and garlic.

Benefits

1. Diuretic properties which can minimise bloating and have possible weight loss effect
2. High in fiber

Myths

Asparagus does not only come in green. There is a white and purple variant due to the region it was harvested.

Best Cooking Method

Purists enjoy their asparagus with nothing more than a drizzle of good-quality olive oil, but you can enjoy asparagus in many different dishes: in soups, salads, stir-fries, risottos, scrambled eggs, pasta, and many more dishes besides.