Using Asparagus

Description:

Asparagus is a vegetable native to Europe, North Africa and Western Asia. Asparagus was cultivated by ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks. A recipe for asparagus was found in the oldest known recipe book. Asparagus is low in calories and full of nutrients such as folic acid, potassium and vitamins A and C.

Ad

Uses:

Only the young shoots are eaten. Asparagus can be bought fresh, frozen and pickled/marinated (concerning asparagus, these two terms mean the same thing). It can be prepared by steaming, boiling, grilling or baking. Asparagus is full of flavor and does not require much seasoning. Great served with butter, Parmesan, olive oil or mixed with chopped bacon. Also can be eaten raw, served with a dip.

Recipes:

Buying Fresh:

Spears should be green and straight and the head should be closed and compact.

Preparation:

Throughly wash the asparagus then snap the bottom off where it breaks naturally, this will remove any tough parts.

Storage:

Fresh asparagus can be kept for a week in the fridge. Frozen can be kept in the freezer for up to six months. Marinated/pickled asparagus can be kept for years before being opened.

Interesting Facts:

Sometimes used to treat urinary tract infections and kidney and bladder stones. Among vegetables, asparagus is the leading supplier of folic acid.

Comments

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related
In This Article
Asparagus
Using Asparagus
Categories
March 19, 2008
Guides
Asparagus in a Bamboo Steamer
Selecting Good Asparagus
asparagus on wood cutting board
Canning Asparagus
Pasta With Asparagus
Pasta With Asparagus Recipes
asparagus on wood cutting board
Freezing Asparagus
More
🎄
Christmas Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on November 30, 2016 at 2:33:26 AM on 10.0.0.222 in 1 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!