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Asparagus


Indian name : Asparagus
Scientific name : Asparagus officinalis
Part used : shoot

Systematic position:

Kingdom : Plantae
Division : Magnoliophyta
Class : Liliopsida
Order : Asparagales
Family : Asparagaceae
Genus : Asparagus
Species : A. officinalis

Medicinal properties/Food values:

Asparagus is enriched in vitamin K, C & A. It also contains protein, iron, zinc. It is a good source of potassium.

Asparagus is rich in inulin. This is a type of carbohydrates, which is not digest properly in human. So, it is not suitable for children & aged person.



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