Published on April 15, 2022

April is for Asparagus

Spring is a time of nice weather, flowers, celebrations, and also when lots of wonderful produce comes into season. Asparagus is a nutritional powerhouse, and a perfect vegetable to enjoy at breakfast, lunch and dinner.

We eat the young shoots of the asparagus plant, and seeing how they grow is quite interesting, as the leaves are feathery and very different from the shoots of asparagus that rise up amid the plant. Asparagus has good amounts of fiber and protein; a half cup portion contains 1.8 grams of fiber and 2.2 grams of protein. It is also an excellent source of folate and potassium.

Asparagus can be prepared in many ways and added to different recipes. Some prefer it simply grilled or roasted, with a little olive oil and lemon. It can be sautéed as part of an Asian dish or added to eggs. If it’s very fresh and tender, you can even eat it raw.

Learning to make perfectly roasted asparagus is a skill everyone should learn. You’ll enjoy eating it multiple times a week.