I have yet to see Ontario asparagus at my local grocery store, but it's that time of year when I'm on the lookout for it. Did you know asparagus is so amazingly good for you? [caption id="attachment_1576" align="aligncenter" width="425" caption="Amazing asparagus is good for you. And it's delicious too!"] [/caption] 4 reasons asparagus is good for you 1. It's high in vitamin K, which helps us maintain strong and healthy bones. 2. It contains many anit-inflammatory nutrients, helping us ward off type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers. 3. It's high in antioxidant nutrients such as vitamin C, beta-carotene, zinc, magnesium and selenium. 4. It keeps our digestive system ... digesting! Asparagus contains a nutrient called inulin, which feeds the good bacteria that lives in our digestive tract. Asparagus is also high in fibre. (Source: WHFoods) Did you know? • There is a recipe for cooking asparagus in the oldest known cookbook from the third century AD • Peru is the world's largest exporter of asparagus Find out how to cook asparagus here. Are you crazy for asparagus?