Produce of the Month

Posted October 2022
Camembert & Asparagus

The produce for the month of November is a highly underrated vegetable. Asparagus is perfect to add to the side of your smashed avocado and eggs on toast, as a side to a salmon meal and a perfect ingredient to add to a any salad.

Asparagus is a great source of fiber which helps to keep you feeling fuller for longer. Fiber also helps to promote a healthy weight and helps to keep your blood sugar levels and blood pressure in a healthy range. Fiber also helps to reduce your risk of certain cancers like colorectal cancer. In addition to these health benefits, the type of fiber present in asparagus called prebiotic fiber helps to feed the health promoting microbes in your gut. When you keep these health promoting microbes alive and well fed, they help to keep your body working at its best.

In addition to fiber, asparagus is also a good source of the B vitamin called folate. Folate is needed to make and repair your DNA. Asparagus is also a good source of potassium and vitamin K. Vitamin K is needed for your blood to clot normally and plays a role in keeping your heart healthy.

When the warmer months come about - for fresh asparagus, or any other time of the year use canned asparagus to experiment with this delicious produce of the month. Why not try adding asparagus to your next BBQ or try Corn Thins slices with sliced boiled and asparagus. 

Ashleigh Felth…
Accredited Practising Dietitian
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