Grilled Asparagus Adds Variety, Nutrition to Menu

Food and Nutrition Specialists from North Dakota State University Extension encourage you to add more asparagus to your diet while the vegetable is in season. Asparagus is rich in B vitamins and folate, which can prevent birth defects, and potassium, a vitamin muscles need to contract properly. A cup of asparagus yields only 25 calories, but it contains 3 grams of dietary fiber, vitamins C, K, and A, and thiamin. The vegetable can be prepared by steaming, microwaving, or stir-frying, but grilling this healthy green during the summer months is recommended.

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