How Many Calories In Asparagus?

Asparagus is a very popular vegetable loved by many, but at the same time hated by the majority of kids. Asparagus provides a litany of health benefits and it tastes great depending on who you ask. One cup of raw, uncooked asparagus has just 28 calories in it.

It’s one of those foods that health experts and diet gurus recommend you eat a lot of because it is full of nutrients, but low on calories. Asparagus gets an “A” for nutrition for being high in vitamins such as A, B6, and C.

While asparagus is low in calories by itself it can be made into a fairly high calorie food depending on what you add to it. For example, adding just a tablespoon of butter will quickly add on 100 calories and a ton of saturated fat.

People also like to enjoy the asparagus spears marinated in vinegar ans spices. This is still good for you, but it adds a bunch of sodium. This shows that most any type of food can go from healthy and low calorie to unhealthy and high calorie depending on how it’s prepared.

Asparagus can be enjoyed as much as you like, but be careful to prepare it in a healthy way that keeps the calories down and nutrients intact. Try sauteing some spears in a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil for a real treat.

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