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Asparagus is one of the most striking of vegetables—and
no wonder, it’s actually part of the lily family!
But this green treat is no flower. Instead, it’s
one of the most nutritious and tasty vegetables you can
put on your table. Simply steamed and served with butter,
or sautéed in one of your favorite vegetable medleys,
asparagus adds an incomparable taste sensation to your
table. In addition, it is one of the most well-rounded
vegetables in existence, addition a variety of nutrients
and vitamins to your diet.
Asparagus is a source of fiber, and a good source of
vitamins A and C, as well as folate. It also contains
thiamin and vitamin B6, and is one of nature’s
richest sources of rutin, a drug that strengthens
- Thomas Jefferson cultivated asparagus
in his gardens at Monticello.
- Under ideal conditions, an asparagus spear
can grow 10" in a 24-hour period.
- A well cared for asparagus planting will
generally produce for about 15 years without being
Quality asparagus will be fresh and firm with closed,
compact tips and good color.
The Fresh1 asparagus comes from Chile, Peru, and California,
and is available year round.
Keep fresh asparagus clean, cold, and covered. Trim
the stem end about ¼ inch and wash in warm
water several times. Pat dry and place in moisture-proof
wrapping. Refrigerate and use within 2 or 3 days
for best quality. To maintain freshness, wrap a moist
paper towel around the stem ends, or stand upright
in two inches of cold water.
Quick 'n Easy