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Few things you may or may not know on Asparagus
Member Name: RUSKA
Advantages: I find them very tasty
Disadvantages: In Uk we do not produce them a lot
Asparagus is a plant which actually can grow quite a lot. It grows wild, and off course, it can be planted in gardens.
I learnt to love and to find wild asparagus when I was in Italy many years ago, in the North, where they still grow. The wild asparagus is relatively easy to spot, if you find one, since the leaves are like small needles. People who go and collect them, use gloves.
The season to collect asparagus is April, May, June in Europe, depending on the country.
Asparagus was used since the time of the Greek and Romans. The edible part are the shoots.
They can be white, or red and are normally long around 15-20 centimetres.
You can eat asparagus boiled, when they are fresh, or you can eat them from the can, if you buy them out of season. Here are few suggestions on how to eat them.
Asparagus with eggs and Parmesan cheese. It is a classic. Boil them, prepare scrambled eggs to drop on top of the asparagus and grate as much Parmesan cheese you like. Although the Asparagus itself is very low in cholesterol, the eggs may add to it, but it is a very nice plate and it also combine a vegetable with proteins from the eggs.
Boiled Asparagus with olive oil and lemon. Very simple. Boil them, them prepare in a plate some olive oil and some freshly squeezed lemon on it and dip the asparagus. Very nice when eaten in early summer. I suggest you boil the Asparagus and keep them in the fridge.
Rice with Asparagus. Preare a risotto and add Asparagus in the same way you would normally add a vegetable.
Finally, you may or not may know this, but there is a belief that Asparagus can affect the smell of your urine and also increase the frequency at which you urinate. Being and having been a great fan of Asparagus I would tend to disagree on both.
I see that they sell Asparagus during the season at Tesco, however, I normally prefer to have them in France or Italy. Asparagus it is not widely produced in UK.
I hope you found this interesting.
Thank you for reading.
Summary: I eat them more in France or Italy
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