United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Release 28
Full Report (All Nutrients):  11012, Asparagus, cooked, boiled, drained
Food Group: Vegetables and Vegetable Products
Carbohydrate Factor: 3.57   Fat Factor:8.37   Protein Factor: 2.44   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 6.25  
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
cup 90g

spears (1/2" base) 60g
Proximates Water 1 g 92.63 4 0.140 83.37 55.58
Proximates Energy kcal 22 -- -- 20 13
Proximates Energy kJ 94 -- -- 85 56
Proximates Protein 1 g 2.40 4 0.124 2.16 1.44
Proximates Total lipid (fat) 1 g 0.22 4 0.033 0.20 0.13
Proximates Ash 1 g 0.63 4 0.020 0.57 0.38
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 4.11 -- -- 3.70 2.47
Proximates Fiber, total dietary 1 g 2.0 4 0.085 1.8 1.2
Proximates Sugars, total g 1.30 -- -- 1.17 0.78
Proximates Sucrose 1 g 0.08 4 0.052 0.07 0.05
Proximates Glucose (dextrose) 1 g 0.42 4 0.066 0.38 0.25
Proximates Fructose 1 g 0.79 4 0.087 0.71 0.47
Proximates Lactose 1 g 0.00 4 0.000 0.00 0.00
Proximates Maltose 1 g 0.00 4 0.000 0.00 0.00
Proximates Galactose g 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Proximates Starch 1 g 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Minerals Calcium, Ca 1 mg 23 4 0.866 21 14
Minerals Iron, Fe 1 mg 0.91 4 0.113 0.82 0.55
Minerals Magnesium, Mg 1 mg 14 4 0.430 13 8
Minerals Phosphorus, P 1 mg 54 4 2.689 49 32
Minerals Potassium, K 1 mg 224 4 7.632 202 134
Minerals Sodium, Na 1 mg 14 4 1.138 13 8
Minerals Zinc, Zn 1 mg 0.60 4 0.033 0.54 0.36
Minerals Copper, Cu 1 mg 0.165 4 0.028 0.149 0.099
Minerals Manganese, Mn 1 mg 0.154 4 0.010 0.139 0.092
Minerals Selenium, Se 1 µg 6.1 2 -- 5.5 3.7
Minerals Fluoride, F 2, 3 µg 21.9 13 17.950 19.7 13.1
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1 mg 7.7 4 0.771 6.9 4.6
Vitamins Thiamin 1 mg 0.162 4 0.012 0.146 0.097
Vitamins Riboflavin 1 mg 0.139 4 0.007 0.125 0.083
Vitamins Niacin 1 mg 1.084 4 0.047 0.976 0.650
Vitamins Pantothenic acid 1 mg 0.225 4 0.020 0.202 0.135
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 1 mg 0.079 4 0.011 0.071 0.047
Vitamins Folate, total 1 µg 149 4 8.230 134 89
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 149 4 8.230 134 89
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 149 -- -- 134 89
Vitamins Choline, total 1 mg 26.1 -- -- 23.5 15.7
Vitamins Betaine 1 mg 0.9 1 -- 0.8 0.5
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin B-12, added µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE µg 50 -- -- 45 30
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Carotene, beta 1 µg 604 4 60.732 544 362
Vitamins Carotene, alpha 1 µg 0 4 0.000 0 0
Vitamins Cryptoxanthin, beta 1 µg 0 4 0.000 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU IU 1006 -- -- 905 604
Vitamins Lycopene 1 µg 30 4 2.204 27 18
Vitamins Lutein + zeaxanthin µg 771 4 78.514 694 463
Vitamins Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 1.50 -- -- 1.35 0.90
Vitamins Vitamin E, added mg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocopherol, beta mg 0.02 -- -- 0.02 0.01
Vitamins Tocopherol, gamma mg 0.21 -- -- 0.19 0.13
Vitamins Tocopherol, delta mg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 1 µg 50.6 4 4.354 45.5 30.4
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.048 -- -- 0.043 0.029
Lipids 4:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 6:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 8:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 10:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 12:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 14:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 15:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 16:0 1 g 0.048 1 -- 0.043 0.029
Lipids 17:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 18:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 24:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 14:1 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 15:1 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 17:1 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:1 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:1 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0.105 -- -- 0.094 0.063
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated 1 g 0.076 1 -- 0.068 0.046
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated 1 g 0.029 1 -- 0.026 0.017
Lipids 18:4 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:2 n-6 c,c 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:3 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:4 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:5 n-3 (EPA) 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:5 n-3 (DPA) 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:6 n-3 (DHA) 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Amino Acids Tryptophan 1 g 0.029 -- -- 0.026 0.017
Amino Acids Threonine 1 g 0.092 -- -- 0.083 0.055
Amino Acids Isoleucine 1 g 0.082 -- -- 0.074 0.049
Amino Acids Leucine 1 g 0.140 -- -- 0.126 0.084
Amino Acids Lysine 1 g 0.113 -- -- 0.102 0.068
Amino Acids Methionine 1 g 0.034 -- -- 0.031 0.020
Amino Acids Cystine 1 g 0.034 -- -- 0.031 0.020
Amino Acids Phenylalanine 1 g 0.082 -- -- 0.074 0.049
Amino Acids Tyrosine 1 g 0.057 -- -- 0.051 0.034
Amino Acids Valine 1 g 0.125 -- -- 0.112 0.075
Amino Acids Arginine 1 g 0.099 -- -- 0.089 0.059
Amino Acids Histidine 1 g 0.053 -- -- 0.048 0.032
Amino Acids Alanine 1 g 0.125 -- -- 0.112 0.075
Amino Acids Aspartic acid 1 g 0.555 -- -- 0.500 0.333
Amino Acids Glutamic acid 1 g 0.255 -- -- 0.229 0.153
Amino Acids Glycine 1 g 0.101 -- -- 0.091 0.061
Amino Acids Proline 1 g 0.077 -- -- 0.069 0.046
Amino Acids Serine 1 g 0.116 -- -- 0.104 0.070
Other Alcohol, ethyl g 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0
Other Caffeine mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Other Theobromine mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Flavonols Quercetin 5, 6 mg 15.2 8 2.42 13.6 9.1
Isoflavones Daidzein 7 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Genistein 7 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Total isoflavones 7 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin dimers 4 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin trimers 4 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin 4-6mers 4 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin 7-10mers 4 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin polymers (>10mers) 4 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0

Sources of Data

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