Young stems vegetable traded green, white or purple. It is very sweet and appreciated.
Family: Vegetable stem
Family Science: lily
Varieties: Argenteuil, Darbonne, margin
Nutritional value: 26 calories per 100 grams
Grams per serving: 200 to 250 grams
Features / Benefits: Asparagus provide vitamins A, C, B1, B2 and K. The match, which turns into phosphoric acid to reach the agency says its action nervous system stimulant. Asparagus is one of the richest vegetables routine, a substance prevent bleeding.
Season: March to July (outdoor)
Production areas: The main producers of asparagus are China, followed at a distance of Peru, the United States and Japan. In grown in Navarra Spain, Cáceres, La Rioja, Cordoba, Seville, Toledo, Zaragoza, Madrid, Granada.
Plant Name: Esparraguera
Trivia: Asparagus is native to Asia where, at first, grew as a wild plant. We know that the Egyptians cultivated 6500 BC. Then spread to Greece and Italy and the Romans introduced it in Spain.
Preparation and consumption: asparagus are a perfect food for dieting by low caloric value. When buying asparagus, you should choose those that are fresh, clean and tight. Wash well, peel from the tip, scraping the woody parts, but without pulling, as they are the richest in vitamins and flavor. They are cooked with asparagus, slowly over 30 minutes until soft, and salted just before cooking is finished. Once cooked, leave to drain and serve. The asparagus soup is boiled to make soups.