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About Asparagus

  • Asparagus is a wonderfully flexible vegetable because it can be fried, steamed, pan-roasted, boiled, or grilled
  • Some people store asparagus in a vase of water to preserve the moisture and fresh flavor
  • It takes 3-4 years for the asparagus to grow and they are picked well before full maturity
  • Fresh asparagus is harvested between April and June
  • The best asparagus are bright green and firm to the touch and feel like they will crack upon bending
  • Select asparagus that have tips compact tips that are closed, pointed, and purplish in color
  • The well-respected Rotterdam study showed that people who consume vegetables high in vitamin K2 were less likely to have heart disease caused by caclification
  • Asparagus is high in vitamin K which is a bone builder and heart protector
  • Asparagus is good for maintaining a healthy brain because it contains folate and vitamin B-12
  • Asparagus is rich with glutathione which is antioxidant that fights free radical cells and thus prevents cancer
  • Gardeners of Ancient Rome were first to develop cultivation techniques for asparagus
  • The etymological origin of the word is the Greek word for "sprout" or "shoot"
  • Asparagus is native to Europe and nearby regions

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