Asparagus is a good source of folate, a source of dietary fibre, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, vitamin C and vitamin K, and contains a dietary significant amount of potassium. Asparagus contains a range of phytonutrients, particularly from the phenolic and carotenoid groups.
Kay and Alex Boyd began growing, packing and marketing asparagus in 1980. Boyds Asparagus Industries Ltd was established in 1997. Over the years the Boyd brand has grown to be synonymous with fresh asparagus.