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Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

The Ketogenic Superfood

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus, lightly oiled and kissed by fire, is considered a superfood due to the many nutritious properties it has. High in fibre, asparagine and anti oxidants, whilst also more commonly known as an aphrodisiac. 

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Its winter here in Australia, but as many of my readers are from the northern hemisphere, I thought I’d post a recipe that accompanies warm nights, endless sunshine and a red hot grill. Nothing beats locally sourced vegetables, so support your local markets and grab some of these keto superfoods!

As a kid, I would never eat Asparagus. I always thought that it tasted foul, and hours later a trip to the bathroom would often confirm my theory. I know you all want to know one thing, so lets get that out of the way first.

Whats that foul smell? Modern science has been able to refine the reason why asparagus can be foul to smell. The culprit? Asparagusic Acid.

Asparagusic Acid

Asparagusic acid can substitute for lipoic acid in α-keto-acid oxidation systems such as the citric acid cycle. The (R)-(+)-enantiomer of α-lipoic acid is a cofactor in the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex and is essential for aerobic metabolism. This basically means that if you running, cycling or performing any other aerobic exercise, that eating asparagus should be an essential part of your diet.

But why is it present as an odour when you go to the bathroom? Well, when asparagus is digested by the body, it breaks down into a chemical group related to sulfur. Similar to garlic, these molecules convey a powerful, typically unpleasant smell.

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These molecules have one main characteristic in common. They are volatile, with a low boiling point which vaporises at room temperature. This is why asparagus itself doesn’t convey a bad smell, only once your body converts it into asparagus acid.

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Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Italian done in style

Prosciutto is an Italian dry-cured ham, which is thinly sliced and served uncooked. This style is called prosciutto crudo in Italian (or simply crudo) and is distinguished from cooked ham, prosciutto cotto. The combination of asparagus and prosciutto is not uncommon. This recipe is a classic, so you must try it!

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Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus, lightly oiled and kissed by fire, is considered a superfood due to the many nutritious properties it has. High in fibre, asparagine and anti oxidants, whilst also more commonly known as an aphrodisiac.
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Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Ketogenic
Prep Time 10 Mins
Cook Time 15 Mins
Passive Time 0 Mins
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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories 410kcal
Net Carbs 2g
Fats 35g
Protein 25g
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Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Ketogenic
Prep Time 10 Mins
Cook Time 15 Mins
Passive Time 0 Mins
Servings
People
Nutrition Per Serving
Calories 410kcal
Net Carbs 2g
Fats 35g
Protein 25g
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Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of water to the boil, add the asparagus spears to the water and cook for 5 mins
  2. Drain the water, wrap the asparagus in the prosciutto.
  3. Place on an oven tray and baste with the olive oil. Cook for 15 mins at 350 F (180 C), turning after 7 mins.

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Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus, lightly oiled and kissed by fire, is considered a superfood due to the many nutritious properties it has. High in fibre, asparagine and anti oxidants, whilst also more commonly known as an aphrodisiac.

About the Author:

Hi! I’m Aaron (FatForWeightLoss). I'm an Accredited Nutritional Therapist and Advanced Sports Exercise Nutritional Adviser. My aim is to help you through your keto journey by sharing simple keto recipes, low carb recipes, micronutrient expertise, lifestyle decisions and sports & fitness knowledge from the trenches.

2 Comments

  1. Harold Risch July 13, 2017 at 7:01 am - Reply

    Help- I read that almond flower Hal about 38 carbs. I understand about the FAT thing. I working at this lifestyle and Trying other plant foods, Coco Flower, and almond FLOWER. How do they break down. for carb counting and why is it good for you.?

    • support July 13, 2017 at 7:56 am - Reply

      I’m going to do a post on this soon and bread down all the benefits of each. However, from a 10,000 f view, they both have around the same amount of net carbs. This means that coconut flour usually has more total carbs, but contains more fibre. I will link this blog post here once it is complete 🙂

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