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June 2009

Asparagus

asparagus
Yummy Northwest photo

Unless you can find some growing wild in a nearby field, it will be a couple of years before you can pick your first crop. But oh my, it's worth the wait!

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June 2009

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Here are live links mentioned in the June 2009 .pdf format:

Asparagus in the Home Garden

Stalking the Wild Asparagus, by Euell Gibbons

 

Asparagus nutrients - a comparison
(per 100 grams - about 7 stalks)

Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

Note: Nutrient content of all plants depends on growing conditions
and thus varies.

 

Vitamin A

Vitamin C

Beta carotene

Calcium

Potassium

Fiber

Asparagus

756 IU

5.6 mg

24 mg

449 mcg

202 mg

2.1 g

 

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