Asparagus

Asparagus Facts:

Only young asparagus shoots are eaten (shoots become woody with age). Asparagus is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K. Stem thickness depends on the age of the asparagus plant.

Shopping and Storage Tips:

  • Choose firm, straight, smooth green stalks with tightly-closed tips.
  • Select stalks with uniform thickness to control cooking times.
  • Do not wash asparagus before storing. Trim the ends and store them upright in a jar with about an inch of water in the bottom. Cover with a plastic bag and store for up to 2 days.

Recipes:

Roasted Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tarts

Grilled Garlic Asparagus

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