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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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