What is Asparagus?

It’s always such an exciting time of year when beautiful stalks of green and white asparagus start to line supermarket shelves and farmers market stands. If you’re lucky, you might also find the rarer purple asparagus, a sweeter variety with a vibrant hue.

Asparagus Shopping Tips

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Asparagus Cooking How-Tos

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.

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