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Does asparagus detox your body?
Asparagus can act as a natural diuretic, according to a 2010 study published in the West Indian Medical Journal. This can help rid the body of excess salt and fluid, making it especially good for people suffering from edema and high blood pressure. It also helps flush out toxins in kidneys and prevent kidney stones.
Does white asparagus make urine smell?
Our bodies convert asparagusic acid into sulfur-containing chemicals that stink—but some of us are spared from the pungent odor. If you've ever noticed a strange, not-entirely-pleasant scent coming from your urine after you eat asparagus, you're definitely not alone.
Why is white asparagus so expensive?
The higher cost has to do with its more time-consuming growing method. White asparagus is "regular" asparagus grown underground, where it doesn't get any sun. Farmers bury the young plants in plenty of dirt throughout the growing season to shield the tender shoots from sunlight, which would turn them green.
What is white asparagus called?
It's been called the 'vegetable of kings,' 'edible ivory,' or simply 'white gold.' It's white asparagus, and Germans have a veritable passion for the spring vegetable during its short growing season. Germans prefer white over green. Germans are absolutely crazy about asparagus, known here as Spargel.
What is the benefits of eating asparagus?
It's low in calories and a great source of nutrients, including fiber, folate and vitamins A, C and K. Additionally, eating asparagus has a number of potential health benefits, including weight loss, improved digestion, healthy pregnancy outcomes and lower blood pressure.
How do I grow asparagus?
To plant asparagus crowns, dig trenches 12 inches wide and 6 inches deep (8 inches in sandy soil) down the center of the prepared bed. Soak the crowns in compost tea for 20 minutes before planting. Place the crowns in the trenches 1½ to 2 feet apart; top them with 2 to 3 inches of soil.
Is asparagus a type of grass?
Asparagus, or garden asparagus, folk name sparrow grass, scientific name Asparagus officinalis, is a perennial flowering plant species in the genus Asparagus. Its young shoots are used as a spring vegetable. It was once classified in the lily family, like the related Allium species, onions and garlic.