Asparagus is one of the leading suppliers of folic acid in the vegetable world. Folate is necessary for the production and maintenance of new cells and is especially important during periods of rapid cell division and growth such as infancy and pregnancy. Along with folic acid, asparagus is also a good source of potassium and fiber.
A 5 ounce serving of asparagus contains 3 grams protein, 3 grams carbohydrate and 3 grams of fiber with only 5 mg of sodium and zero fat!
This asparagus with lemon sauce recipe has just the right amount of tangyness and is a nice addition to any meal.