May 30, 2013   Posted by: sagepage

A is for Asparagus!

This summer, Sage is featuring fruits and vegetables that we love for their healing properties. Stay tuned for the virtual feast!

A is for Asparagus!

Raise your hand if you love asparagus!!! It’s a perfect vegetable for spring, the season of Wood in Chinese Medicine. It clears heat and invigorates the blood. Nutritionally, it is high in folate and a good source of Vitamin C and beta carotene. It also contains glutathione, a phytochemical that has antioxidant and anticarcinogenic properties. It also contains inulin, a carbohydrate that increases the bacterial flora in the gut!

Intrigued? Ina Garten’s got a recipe for you!


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