I was at the market the other day and I saw very thin asparagus. They actually reminded me of spaghetti so I thought I would use them in a similar way. Depending on where you live, asparagus may be in season. Here in the northeast it is just about ready. Using asparagus in this dish makes me think of spring and warmer weather!
Asparagus is part of the lily family and is related to onions, leeks and garlic. It was first cultivated in Greece and passed on to the Romans.
Asparagus has a very good nutrition profile. It is a good source of vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium and zinc, and a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, B vitamins, folate, iron, phosphorus, potassium,copper, manganese and selenium.
It also has a fatty acid ratio of almost a 2:1 omega 6 to 3, which is very good.
Why Urine Smells Funny After Eating Asparagus
This is a little controversial as to exactly which breakdown product cause the odor. Some say that it is from methylmercaptan which is a sulfur based metabolite of the amino acid methionine. Others assert that the odor comes from asparagine-amino-succinc-acid monoamide (that was a mouth full!) from the amino acid asparagine.
In either case, it is just the breakdown products after digestion and is not harmful in any way. It should remind you that you just ate something healthy!
Let’s Not Forgot to Eat Vegetables With Fat
All those wonderful minerals in the asparagus are NOT available unless you eat them with fat. The sauce is a very important part of the recipe and you can add more ghee or butter if you like! When I was eating low fat, I did not use sauces and I missed out on better nutrition and better taste! Your kids will love to eat vegetables when there is a tasty, fatty sauce on them!
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Prep Time:15 minutes