Asparagus comes from the Greek root word meaning sprout. It is native to the Mediterranean and was cultivated over 2,000 years ago. There are many different varieties to choose from like white asparagus, violet –green asparagus, pencil thin asparagus and jumbo asparagus. In China, asparagus is candied and eaten as a special treat, but it’s actually really easy to prepare and enjoy as an anytime treat. Here are a few tips and techniques to keep in mind when preparing asparagus:
You can put asparagus on top of your favorite salad, use it as a side dish or just eat it on its own. Enjoy!