NUTRITION (5 spears)
RDA is for 2,000 calories per day diet.
Asparagus can make your urine smell of bad eggs! Some
people are worse affected than others.
17th Century herbalist wrote that asparagus "stir up lust in man and
woman". It is still considered by many to be an aphrodisiac.
Asparagus is one of the fastest growing vegetables around. In tip top
conditions it can grow 25cm (10in) in a single day.
Asparagus plants are either male or female. The female ones can be
recognised by the berries they produce.
once thought to be related to the Lily family of plants. recently
though, horticulturalists have realised that they are a separate family
of their own. A new family name of Asparagaceae has been created for the
100+ species of asparagus.
White asparagus is simply
normal asparagus which has not been exposed to sunlight. Mounds of earth
are drawn up around the stems as they grow. this is similar to blanching
On average, Americans eat a pound of asparagus
Asparagus is best eaten as soon as it is
harvested but it will keep well for two or three days if it is stoop in
3cm (1in) of water. Keep in a cool and shaded position.
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