Asparagus useful properties

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

Cparzha -. A perennial herb of the lily family, known throughout the world, height 50-150 cm Rhizome thick, horizontal, densely covered with braid roots, forms several vertical fleshy underground shoots (asparagus), equipped with scaly leaves.With further growth of the shoots growing in silnovetvisty aboveground stem, smooth, with branches diverging at an acute angle.Leaves reduced to barely visible flakes in the axils of which sit the so-called bundles platyclade - modified shoots, similar to the leaves.The flowers are small, greenish-yellow, dioecious.Fruit - red, small, spherical, berry shestisemyannaya.It blooms in June and July.

grows wild almost everywhere in the steppe and water meadows, sands, among the thickets and bushes.It is cultivated as a vegetable and ornamental plant.

Medical raw material are rhizomes with roots and young shoots (grass) mainly wild asparagus.

nutritionally green asparagus nutritious and valuable than white, because they 3 times more vitamin C and less coarse fibers.

Calorie and composition

Calories: 20 kcal.
Energy value Asparagus product (ratio of proteins, fats, carbohydrates):
Protein: 1.9 g (~ 8 kcal)
Fat: 0.1 g (~ 1 kcal)
Carbohydrates: 3.1 g (~12 kcal)
Energy ratio (B | x | y): 38% | 5% | 62%

vitamins content in 100 grams of asparagus (mg%): carotene - 0.03, -0.19 vitamin B, vitamin B- 0.14 vitamin PP - 1.00 pantothenic acid - 0.62, vitamin C - 0.06, vitamin C - 21.0.The amount of minerals in 100 g of asparagus mg: 40.0 sodium, potassium, 207.0, 20.0 magnesium, calcium - 21.0, iron - 1.0, 46.0 phosphorus, iodine - 10.0.Berries contain many mature sugar (35%), malic and citric acid, which can be prepared from wine.Seeds contain fatty oil (15%) and have a smell of vanilla.The rhizome and roots have asparagine and sanonin.

Asparagus in Korean

Sometimes white asparagus, green and purple.White asparagus grows in the ground.It is distributed in May and April.Green - is grown in the form of plants with branched leaves.White asparagus more tender taste.A green and purple plant has a rich taste.

Calorie Asparagus green is 39.6 kilocalories per 180 grams of cooked chopped vegetables.The white - caloric value varies slightly.Anyway asparagus relates to low calorie foods.Also distinguish and frozen asparagus, which is sold in almost all supermarkets.It refers to the green plant species.As for ways of cooking vegetables, we can distinguish methods such as boiling, roasting, marinating and other species.

By marinated dishes are Korean recipe of its preparation.Calorie Asparagus in Korean is 55 kcal per 100 grams of product.The proteins it contains 25 g, fat - 6 grams, and carbohydrates - 55 g Asparagus in Korean recommended for lack of nutritional vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates.Fresh garlic, which is part of the food, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol.Because of the low calorie asparagus Korean included in the diet of those people who have problems with being overweight.Many nutritionists say that daily consumption of it allows you to not build muscle mass, but only to enrich the organism with useful elements.

Since asparagus Korean bow part, it can stimulate peristalsis and reduce swelling.It is also rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium and vitamins A, C, B and PP.But the presence of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and liver diseases such dish is not recommended to use.Given all the useful qualities of the dishes, almost all nutritionists advise to include it in the diet in the diet.It can provide the body with many nutrients and remove excess weight without too much stress.Moreover, the caloric content of Asparagus in Korean is considered low.

Calorie soy asparagus Korean

Asparagus "Fuji" is made from soybeans, as follows: soak the beans until tender;fray beans in weight and allowed to stand until the juice - soy milk;Milk washed out of the beans and boil;removed by boiling the resulting film in a separate bowl, where it is allowed to cool at room temperature;frozen foam is cut into layers and wrapped in a tube;dried soy tubes in ventilated, shady location.As you can see, not much effort is required to prepare a product such as asparagus in Korean.Calorie "Fuji" is 440 calories, with 100 g of soy asparagus falls to 20 grams of fat and carbohydrates and 45 g protein.

Ways to use

therapeutic effect of asparagus is due to the presence in it of asparagine.In folk medicine, asparagus has long been used in diseases of the kidneys, bladder inflammation and edema.Asparagus extract and pure asparagine are almost the same: lower blood pressure, improve heart function, expanding peripheral blood vessels.Applied asparagus and gout, as a blood-purifying agent and in the treatment of various skin diseases (acne, various rashes, etc.).

Asparagus officially used in the neuroses of the heart and kidney diseases.The main effect of drugs asparagus - a diuretic.Experimentally found that asparagine and asparagus extract when administered intravenously cause a reduction in blood pressure, increase the contraction and slow the heart rate, expand the peripheral blood vessels, increase urine output and improve liver function.Asparagus extract in comparison with asparagine and longer causes profound reduction in blood pressure.Asparagine asparagus extract does not change the glomerular filtration capacity, but significantly reduce reabsorbtsionnuyu function tortuous tubules of the kidneys.A decoction of herbs used for pain in the heart, kidney disease, urinary bladder.

In folk medicine, a decoction of the roots of asparagus is used in dropsy, inflammation of the bladder, difficulty urinating, with palpitations, rheumatism, epilepsy.Outwardly - from a variety of rashes, eczema (in the form of lotions).The fruit - in the form of this impotence, and dysentery.

is used in homeopathy.In Chinese medicine, a decoction of the roots of asparagus is administered orally as a diuretic, tonic, antipyretic, improving blood circulation and digestion remedy for gout, rheumatism, diabetes, lung disease, impotence, whooping cough.

decoction of the root: 15 g per 200 ml.

Cooking syrup: a certain amount of fresh asparagus shoots rub, squeeze the juice, well drain through the filter paper, add 1500 g lump of sugar, put in a water bath, which hold up to a thick syrup.Pour into a bottle with hermetic plugs.Take 5 tablespoons.spoon morning and evening.

Infusion: 2-3 hours of raw spoon in a glass of boiling water, leave for 2 hours and drink 1-2 tbsp..spoon 3 times a day for patients with diabetes, heart palpitations, epilepsy, kidney disease, liver and gallbladder.The fruits are used as a coffee substitute.

asparagus shoots are prepared salads, soups, main dishes, side dishes.In Western Europe, asparagus - a very popular product.Asparagus cooked in Polish, Swedish, Italian, French.Offer to cook boiled asparagus 500 g asparagus (cleaned) to tie in bunches and boil in a small amount of salted water, adding a little butter.Cooked asparagus to remove, remove the skin, put on a plate.Pour three tablespoons of melted butter and sprinkle with grated cheese or feta cheese.Instead of cheese or cheese can be sprinkled with chopped eggs (1-2 pcs.), Finely chopped parsley, pour the lemon juice.

asparagus salad can be prepared in the spring: 1 large Kachan lettuce, 1 bunch radishes, 1 handful of watercress, 500 g asparagus.For the dressing: 3 tbsp.vinegar, 2 tbsp.tablespoons of sunflower oil, 1/2 h. spoon of mustard, a pinch of salt, pepper, 1 clove of garlic, 1 onion, shallot, 100 ml cream, 1 tbsp.chopped parsley.Wash the asparagus, peel and boil in salted water.Lettuce, radishes and watercress also wash and cut.Ingredients for the filling mix in a bowl, add the chopped onion and garlic.With lettuce shake off water.Watercress, sliced ​​sliced ​​radishes, asparagus salad and put in the marinade and gently mix everything.

And you can prepare a cream of asparagus soup with watercress.For the soup will require 500 g asparagus, 1/2 liter of water, 5 h. Spoons of salt, a pinch of sugar, 2 tbsp.tablespoons butter, Article 1.5.tablespoons flour, 125 ml milk, 250 ml of vegetable broth, 200 ml cream, salt, pepper, 1 handful watercress.

asparagus peel, cut off the ends.Wash and boil in a large saucepan, add salt, sugar and 1 tbsp.spoon of butter.The rest of the oil to dissolve in another pan, add the flour, stir and remove from heat.Pour the milk to the broth, stir to avoid lumps.Asparagus removed from the water, giving the drain, cut into slices about 5 cm long.

Broth asparagus pour in the milk mixture, bring, stirring to boil, add salt and pepper.

Whip cream and put in hot soup.Soup again season to taste.Warm asparagus spread out on a plate, pour the soup and sprinkle with fresh watercress.

In the grass contains asparagine, coniferin glycoside, saponin, helidonovaya acid.


asparagus juice is very effective as a diuretic, especially mixed with carrot juice, because it can have a strong reaction on the kidneys, if you drink it separately.

asparagus juice is very effective in renal diseases and restoring patients glands.When anemia and diabetes, this juice is useful in conjunction with other juices, intended for the treatment of these diseases.

Since this juice promotes disintegration of oxalic acid crystals in the kidney and the entire intestinal system, it is useful for rheumatism, neuritis and t. D. The reason for rheumatism are, of course, digestion products resulting from the use of meat and meat products, forming largeurea.The constant use of animal products overloads the kidneys and other organs of excretion, resulting in a smaller amount of uric acid excreted from the body and, consequently, increasing its amount absorbed by the muscles.

consequence is rheumatic fever.

This state - one of the reasons prostate disease.In this case, the asparagus juice with carrot and cucumber is very good.