What is it?
Asparagus is a member of the lily family and is one of springs first arrivals. It comes in the various colors of green, purple or white.
- Vitamin K (enough to meet your daily requirements in 4 spears) which is important in blood clotting and bone health
- Antioxidant carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin C
- Protein 43% of calories are from protein
- Glutathione one of the body’s best cancer fighters
- Keep the rubber band on to hold the bunch together, and trim an inch off the ends of the asparagus.
- Stand the asparagus up in a glass or jar with about an inch or two of water, making sure all the ends are sitting in the water. We’ve found that a 2-cup measuring cup is a great container.
- Loosely cover the asparagus with a plastic bag and store in the refrigerator for up to a week. If the water looks cloudy, just change it as needed.
- Saute in a veggie stir fry
- Grill with a little olive oil, salt and pepper
- Roast in the oven with a little olive oil, salt and pepper
Asparagus is such a fantastic spring vegetable! Try this fresh and easy recipe for Lemony Asparagus from Cookie and Kate!