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Do you eat asparagus?

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Created April 22, 2013 at 8:55 AM

Hello!

Spring time is asparagus time. Do you consider asparagus paleo and do you like/eat it? How much carbs does it have and is there a carb difference between green and white asparagus?

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on April 22, 2013
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I find, each year, that asparagus does the "urine thing" when I first start to eat it. If I eat enough, often enough, the smell completely stops happening. I almost believe that asparagus clears out a build up of winter toxins!

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on April 22, 2013
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I will go out and buy alot of it today, thanks!

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I know that pee smelling thing about asparagus, but it never bothered me :)

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on April 22, 2013
at 09:25 AM

It's friggen delicious on the grill with some oil and spices -- eat as much as you want it's definitely paleo just like pretty much all vegetables. Just make sure you pee in a well ventilated bathroom -- asparagus pee FTW.

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I know that pee smelling thing about asparagus, but it never bothered me :)

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on April 22, 2013
at 09:26 AM

They're perfectly Paleo. Just 10 days ago I went to my grandma's mountain village in Greece, and got a bunch of wild asparagus. The grocery store version is bigger and not bitter, but they're still perfectly acceptable. Asparagus, and all these nonstarchy veggies, can be eaten without fear in terms of carbs. You can Google for the exact numbers, or use cronometer.com to calculate their net carbs (exclude fiber from the calculation).

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on April 22, 2013
at 09:36 AM

I will go out and buy alot of it today, thanks!

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on April 22, 2013
at 10:13 AM

It's good stuff, and is the highest food source of glutathione, though, that won't survive digestion, but the components of it could be reused to make new glutathione after digestion.

The urine smell thing is genetic. For those it doesn't have that effect, either you can't smell it, or you process the components that cause the smell differently.

Just stay away from the white variety which are only white, because they're grown covered and kept in the dark, so they're devoid of micronutrients as compared to the green ones.

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on April 22, 2013
at 02:04 PM

I find, each year, that asparagus does the "urine thing" when I first start to eat it. If I eat enough, often enough, the smell completely stops happening. I almost believe that asparagus clears out a build up of winter toxins!

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on April 22, 2013
at 10:16 AM

Fried with butter, garlic, salt and pepper = bliss.

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