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Sunday, 24 December 2017

Asparagus Wrapped With Prosciutto : Low Carb


Low-carb prosciutto wrapped asparagus can be cooked in the oven or even on the barbeque for summer...

Serve it as an appetiser, side dish, a light lunch or finger food. This recipe uses five ingredients - asparagus spears, thin prosciutto, almond meal/flour, Parmesan Cheese and double/heavy cream. Doesn't that sound a delicious combination ...

Please see more, including a step by step guide at Libby's Ditch The Carbs Site here

"Did you know that asparagus originated 2,000 years ago in the eastern Mediterranean region and was initially touted as an aphrodisiac. It has many health benefits including these five:

It Improves Heart Health
It Has Anti-Carcinogenic Properties
It Is A Powerhouse Of Essential Nutrients
It Lowers Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes
It Helps Fight Digestive Troubles

Plus these additional benefits:
In addition to the above benefits, asparagus is also known to be effective in improving skin health, preventing signs of premature aging, reducing the risk of rheumatoid arthritis and relieving PMS related symptoms. So, the next time you head to the supermarket, you know which vegetable to stock your basket with!"
These words and more taken from article
here

All the best Jan

11 comments:

Iris Flavia said...

Hm, those sure are arguments for asparagus!
Does it go for the white one, too, and from the glass?

Tom said...

...have a yummy Christmas.

eileeninmd said...

This looks delicious. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you. Asparagus has another big benefit. It tastes delicious.
Happy Christmas to you and yours.

sandy said...

this sounds amazing! Happy Christmas to you Jan, Graham and Eddie. I enjoy your blog and appreciate the recipes, music, and also your own special photos you post once in awhile a glimpse of your life .

Lowcarb team member said...

Iris Flavia said:
Hm, those sure are arguments for asparagus!
Does it go for the white one, too, and from the glass?

Hello Iris,
To help answer your question I'm going to give links to three articles, which I think a lot or readers will find interesting.

1) The Difference Between White and Green Asparagus
https://www.thespruce.com/white-vs-green-asparagus-1807065

2) Nutritional Value of White v Green Asparagus
https://www.livestrong.com/article/541837-nutritional-value-of-white-asparagus-vs-green/

3) Did you know you can also get purple asparagus!
See Worlds Healthiest Food Site here
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=12
Scroll down to description

All types of asparagus contain good nutrients ...

We sometimes have asparagus spears (the green ones) as 'soldiers' when we enjoy a soft boiled egg!
See here https://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/featured-food-of-day-eggs.html

All the best Jan

Conniecrafter said...

Oh My hubby would like this, I think he would say that he would hope that it helped Menopause symptoms, LOL!

Poppy said...

Not crazy about prosciutto but I love asparagus and after reading about all the wonderful health benefits it boasts, it has become even more appetizing!

Thanks for sharing all your research, Jan.

Poppy

David Gascoigne said...

Looks like a great recipe, but I think I will wait until spring when we can get fresh local asparagus. Much of the stuff in the stores now comes from Central or South America, it is tough and stringy, and I have seen first hand the volume of chemical sprays they use.

Gloria Baker said...

Delicious! we love asparagus !

Magic Love Crow said...

Looks so yummy! Thanks Jan!