Common Name : Asparagus
Botanical Name : Asparagus officinalis L.
Asparagus are expensive vegetables
and a prized as a delicacy, properly growing aspragus take longer
for the plant to mature and harvest. The asparagus plant erect
perennial with tall feathery shoots and tuberous roots.
The tuberous roots of some wild Asparagus species are used in
medicine or as food in China.
Asparagus can be widely bought in many supermarkets. Choosing
asparagus, the green shoots are erect and firm, the spear head
or crown must be tight. Best to buy enough or used quickly.
The green shoots, especially the crown or spear head are rich
in vitamins B and C and in carotene. There are many uses, asparagus
soup, stir-fried, blanch, boil, BBQ, grilled asparagus, steamed
asparagus, asparagus salad and create you own recipes with asparagus.
Example chop asparagus into small cubes for fried-rice, or stir-fried
asparagus with chop garlic with shrimps. Just be creative !