100 grams of Asparagus contains as low as 20 calories, dietary fiber of 2.1g, fat 0.1g, cholesterol 0mg, and protein of 2.2g. Asparagus is a perennial. The young shoots are used as vegetable. 93% of asparagus is composed of water. It is also rich in Vitamin B, calcium, magnesium, zinc, beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, folic acid, iron, phosphorus, potassium, copper, manganese, and selenium.
Since asparagus is very low in calories, rich in soluble and insoluble fiber, it can keep you satiated. Hence it can be an excellent choice for a weight loss diet.
It is said that asparagus is also good for Diabetes. Asparagus has a very low glycemic index of 15 which is great for people having diabetes. In the British Journal of Nutrition it is suggested that eating asparagus can help a person keep Type 2 diabetes in control.
Before including this in your diet, please consult your nutritionist. If you are on medication for Diabetes or on any weight loss treatments, it is recommended to consult a Bariatric / Metabolic surgeon for advice.