Asparagus is one of spring’s gifts in terms of flavor and health benefits. It’s loaded with all kinds of things that are good for you: fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K and folate. It also has chromium, which is a trace mineral. It enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells, according to registered dietitian Cheryl Forberg. She has written an article for Eating Well about the “5 Powerful Health Benefits of Asparagus You Probably Didn’t Know.” Also see our article on easy preparation tips for this glorious, green veggie!