Learning to Cook with Asparagus
Over the last few days I have started to delve into asparagus from tips on selecting and storing to my genuine pure love of it! Today I want to showcase its health benefits and offer some insight and tips into the best ways to cook and serve it.
Asparagus, for those that may not know, is grown like weeds. Imagine a perfectly fertilized field of soil with little spikes (like grass) merging from the pristine soil. Fascinating, right?
There are different colors of asparagus that each offer a nice variety when it comes to cooking. From the traditional green to white and even purple, pick your menu and crowd and plan accordingly. Regardless of what color you decide on, you can cook and treat them all the same but be prepared to spend a little extra for the white or purple variety. Sometimes it’s worth it, right?
Besides looking fascinating, asparagus is really good for you! High in vitamin A, K, C, E and folate, asparagus has also been known to act as an anti-inflammatory. And this is only a handful of its' true power.
When it comes to cooking asparagus, your options are limitless. Grilling, peeling (with a standard vegetable peeler) and tossing in a raw salad, poaching, steaming and pan frying, are all terrific options depending on your preference. Now that you know how to shop, store and cook asparagus, its time to start shopping!
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