Asparagus

Asparagus

With the arrival of spring comes the arrival of asparagus. In this week’s edition of the “Sow, Grow, Eat and Keep” series, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists explain the many benefits of growing asparagus.
 
Asparagus is low-calorie but is full of nutrients. It is a good source of a number of vitamins and minerals including the B vitamins, folate, Vitamins C, E and K, as well as iron and zinc. 
 
 
Some may consider asparagus a weed, while others consider it a vegetable delicacy. It has a fine texture and distinct, slightly bitter flavor. Asparagus may be eaten raw or cooked. It can be grilled, broiled, boiled, microwaved or steamed. Be aware it does not take long to cook. Overcooking makes the spears mushy and the unique flavor is lost. 
 
 
Full article here
 
 
For more information, view this week’s asparagus ‘quickinar’ video at https://vimeo.com/417337194.

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