Sauteed Asparagus with Thyme

By: Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH

Sauteed asparagus is an excellent source of vitamin KSauteed asparagus is high in vitamin K, potassium and Foliate, plus vitamin A and C. It has an amino acid named asparagines, which helps the body cleanse of waste material. Some people pass out smelly urine as a result of eating asparagus.


  • 30 Asparagus spears (frozen or fresh)
  • 3 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Mushroom extract for seasoning


  1. Turn on fire to high
  2. Add water to a skillet that has cover.
  3. Add Asparagus and thyme to water.
  4. Cover skillet
  5. Bring water to boil, let cook until water is gone.
  6. Turn off fire.
  7. Add olive oil and mushroom extract.
  8. Stir in the seasoning and oil.
  9. Serve.


  1. For people that has allergies or cancer, Substitute sea salt for mushroom extract seasoning. Add more garlic as desired. Use flax seed oil instead of olive oil.
  2. For people taking blood thinner, do not take too much asparagus.

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Sauteed asparagus is an excellent source of vitamin K