Asparagus contains nutrients that help with eye, immune, skin and bone health. Asparagus contains more folic acid than any other vegetable! Just one 1/2 cup serving provides more than half of the daily recommended amount.
How to Select
Asparagus comes in different colors such as green, white and purple. Asparagus spears should be bright green, firm and straight. It is important to buy stalks that with tight, compact and pointed tips.
How to Store
When storing, trim tough ends and place asparagus upright in a dish with an inch of cool water. Fresh asparagus can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.
How to Prepare
The entire stalk can be eaten and is usually grilled, roasted, steamed or eaten raw. Thin stalks are great for steaming or microwaving and eating raw. Medium stalks are typically used for stir-fries, oven-roasting and grilling. Large spears are used for dipping, grilling and soups.