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Asparagus Nutritional Benefit
Low in calories - approximately 5 calories per spear.
Contains no fat, cholesterol or sodium.
A good source of potassium and a good source of fiber.
An excellent source of folic acid - a vitamin B known to reduce the risk of birth defects and liver disease.
According to the National Cancer Institute, asparagus tests the highest of any food containing glutathione - one of the body's strongest cancer fighters.