Country of Origin: Peru Weight 250g bunch
Facts: Asparagus is low in calories and is very low in sodium. It is a good source of vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium and zinc, and a very good source of dietary fibre, and vitamins A, C, E and K. It was cultivated by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, who ate it fresh when in season and dried it for use over winter
Storage:Keep your asparagus in a cool place, perhaps the bottom drawer of the fridge. Best enjoyed within a couple of days of delivery.
Preparation & Cooking: Boiled or steamed and served with hollandaise sauce, melted butter or olive oil it is absolutely delicious. Great accompaniments include Parmesan cheese or mayonnaise. It can also be grilled or roasted with a drizzle of olive oil,balsamic vinegar and sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Why not slap it on you barbeque for a fantastic vegetable treat. It is also used as an ingredient in some stews and soups.
Recipe Ideas: (open an external site in a new window)
Parma ham-wrapped asparagus spears with hollandaise dipping sauce