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A Very Versatile Veg
Member Name: Squeaky_knows
Advantages: Nice taste, easy to cook,low cal
Asparagus is a thin green vegetable that has a tip that looks slightly leafy and darker. It can be found growing in many parts of Europe, and in Africa and Asia. It is a flowering plant that grows straight up out of the ground which is then picked. It has a lovely taste that is unique and not over powering.
Asparagus is very healthy for you, containing almost no calories and is a good source of minerals such as iron. It can be cooked in many ways - steamed, boiled, roasted or made into a soup etc, and it doesn't take long to cook. There are so many possibilities, although avoid eating it raw.
There are many varieties of asparagus that vary in size and colours. It is not one of the cheapest vegetables however it only costs a few quid for a large bunch.
Finally the one thing you should know about asparagus is that it can cause your wee to have a strong scent. This is nothing to be worried about, it's perfectly normal. It is purely down to chemistry. But do not fear you can only smell it if you have a certain gene, which only 22% of the population have!
Summary: Asparagus is a great veg!
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