The wonderful and vibrant asparagus is a fibrous vegetable and can be seasonally bought in the UK in the months of April to June! Asparagus is typically green but there are white and purple varieties. The purple variety has nutty and sweet notes, whilst green asparagus has more grassy and earthy undertones. The white asparagus is known to be mild in flavour but slightly bitter.
Now lets talk health benefits…..
Asparagus is known to be packed full of goodness such as Vitamin C, A and K and also folic acid. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, so it is a good addition to your meals to help reduce inflammation. It can also be used as a prebiotic, which will help boost your good bacteria in your digestive system.
How to cook asparagus
Asparagus is a very versatile vegetable when it comes to cooking, you can almost use any cooking method such as blanching, baking, griddling, roasting and steaming! Just be sure when cooking that you cook it long enough to help break down the fibers.
Here are some delicious ideas for dishes next time you’re craving asparagus
– Asparagus risotto
– Asparagus soup
– Asparagus with a hollandaise sauce
– Warm asparagus salad
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