Thursday, April 28, 2011


It's asparagus season! What is your favorite way to enjoy asparagus? We love it roasted, steamed, or even in a soup! Asparagus makes a great addition to a salad, couscous dish, or egg dishes such as an omelette or frittata.

Asparagus is not only delicious to the taste, but it is also packed full of disease-fighting power! Glutathione is something that our bodies crave to fight disease and asparagus is a great source of it! Asparagus is most affordable from April to June, so scurry over to the produce section and pick up some green stems! Be sure to use them as soon as possible, as asparagus are best used the day that you bring them home. Curious about how much of the asparagus is best to eat? Hold the top half of a spear in one hand and the bottom part with your thumb and forefinger and bend until it snaps! It will naturally break where the toughest part meets the tender part.

Want to know more about ASPARAGUS? We hope you enjoy this fun and informative video by USU Extension about asparagus. It gives a lot of information as well as teaches some delicious ways to prepare it. Enjoy!

Asparagus from USU Cooperative Extension on Vimeo.

1 comment :

  1. Mmmm! I love it roasted with a little olive oil, balsamic vinegar and sea salt!