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Why choose asparagus?

Garden asparagus: a multitude of nutrients
Asparagus - otherwise known as garden asparagus - is a green vegetable known for its fresh, grassy flavour and multitude of nutrients including folate, vitamin K, potassium, Vitamin C and Vitamin A. By adding just one cup of asparagus to your dinner, you can help keep your bones healthy, your muscles functioning and maintain your skin, vision and cell functions. It’s low in calories too, so it’s a great option to go for when you’re trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Asparagus can be cooked in a multitude of ways, from steaming and boiling to frying and sauteing with your favourite seasonings and a little bit of olive oil. However, it is important not to overcook asparagus as it can lose a lot of its flavour and nutrients. So whether you’re looking to have asparagus as a side dish, or the main event, our easy asparagus recipes will definitely have something for you.

How to: Asparagus - FAQs

How to cook asparagus?

Asparagus can be cooked in lots of different ways. It can be boiled, steamed, sauteed, fried and oven roasted. One of the most popular ways to cook asparagus however is to lightly steam it so it is still crisp, not too soft and retains that vibrant green colourway.

How does asparagus grow?

Asparagus is usually grown from crowns as a newly planted seed can take 2-3 years to start producing. Once they are fully grown, however, the plants can last decades and are known for sending up new spears every few weeks.

Is asparagus good for you?

In general, yes. Asparagus is low in calories and full of the nutrients you need to help maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

How to cook asparagus in a pan?

To cook asparagus in the pan, melt your oil or butter over a medium-high heat, then add your asparagus and any of your desired seasonings. Leave to cook for a few minutes, then turn them over with tongs and cook for a few minutes on the other side (or until your desired tenderness). Take them out, and enjoy with your choice of meal.
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