Friday, April 29, 2011

These mighty green spears are a favorite spring-time vegetable!

Did you know that asparagus is one of the only plants that have distinct male and female versions? The male plants are skinny and the females are plump! The younger plants are the tastiest and most tender. As asparagus matures, it becomes fibrous and actually develops a fern. Asparagus is a member of the lily family and is grown in sandy soils.

Eat up! Asparagus is high in folic acid, is a good source of potassium, thiamin, fiber, Vitamin A, C, K and B6.

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