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Asparagus


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The young shoots of the plant Asparagus officinalis, originally known in England as sparrow grass (17th century). A 110‐g portion (four spears) is a rich source of folate; a source of vitamin C and copper; provides 1.1 g of dietary fibre; supplies 8 kcal (33 kJ).

Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink.


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