Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy Food > Vegetables Updated 27 February 2013 Asparagus It is thought that asparagus stimulates immunity and also may help to lower cholesterol. It is a good source of folate and vitamin E. 0 Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » It is thought that asparagus stimulates immunity and also may help to lower cholesterol. It is a good source of folate and vitamin E. It also contains fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) that promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the colon. Asparagus is also a natural diuretic. Green asparagus contains more phytochemicals than white asparagus. FOS is not destroyed by cooking, but the folate content can be preserved by steaming the asparagus until tender.An average serving of asparagus weighs 125g. Calories 13 Potassium 110 mg Fibre 0,7g Folate 74 mcg Vitamin E 1,2mg Carotenes 255 mcg Vitamin C 5mg Per 100 g cooked NEXT ON HEALTH24X 7 healthy swaps for everyday foods and drinks 2020-01-15 14:15 More: Healthy FoodVegetables advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.