How to make Asparagus juice
Asparagus juice will be very familiar to some and completely unfamiliar to others. A bit of background is needed before we launch into the recipes.
In the far east you will find bottles/cartons/cans of asparagus juice on the shelves of shops and supermarkets. Here in the UK you’d have to be a pretty dedictaed shopper to find the store that stocked such an unusual juice! I think most of us in the UK would look at bottles or cartons of this juice as a slightly eccentric purchase!
However juicing fruits and vegetables is now a widespread niche activity amongst those with an interest in diet and health here in the UK as well as around the world. If you are into juicing, asparagus can be used as an ingredient, in a mixed juice or as the primary ingredient to make asparagus juice!
There are plenty of claims around concerning the health benefits of Asparagus generally and asparagus juice in particular.
It is difficult to establish the scientific truth about asparagus and other juices, however, I have an instinct to put some faith in natural remedies and healthy eating; I am not convinced we will ever truly separate fact from myth in many cases but the one thing we know for sure is that a good balance of fruit and vegetables eaten as fresh as possible and with as little processing as possible are more likely to do you lots of good than much in the way of harm.
I am quite sure that if you like vegetable juices then those that include asparagus will be good for you as part of a balanced diet. If you have an ailment for which it is claimed the juice has beneficial effects I see no reason not to try including the juice in your diet to see whether it works for you. However, I would not eat or drink anything in exceed as a medicinal cure without the advise of a doctor.
The claims include that Asparagus Juice:
- is a good diuretic and helps with kidney disorders although there are warnings about too much of the juice being difficult for your kidneys to handle.
- yields good results at anemia and diabetes, when combined with other juices, intended for treatment of these illnesses.
- It is traditionally used for: rheumatism, bowels, as a blood purifier, eye problems, gout, nervous system, prostate (mixed with carrot juice), skin problems.
Chinese Herbal Remedies suggest it has benefits for the treatment of:
coughs, mucous discharge, swellings, skin eruptions and as a diuretic
If you are interested in herbal medicines, natural remedies etc. you may find vegetable-juices.html an interesting site to visit.
Follow this link for information on the juicing equipment you will need to produce juices.
Asparagus, Carrot and Tomato Juice
1/2 lb Asparagus spears
1 lb carrots