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Asparagus: A complete guide

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Considered to be one of the delicacies of the vegetable kingdom, asparagus is a nutrient rich, distinctly flavoursome addition to any diet.

The most common variety is green in colour, however, you can also find white and purple hued spears.

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Health benefits
Important source of inulin which supports healthy digestion.
Rich source of vitamin K required for good bone health and density.
Rich source of folate, an essential nutrient during pregnancy.
Rich source of vitamin E promoting healthy skin and eyes.

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How to enjoy
Toss chopped spears through a salad or pasta.
Blanched and served as a side to cooked tofu or meat.
Throw through a stir fry with veggies, tofu, or lean meat.
Roasted with other mixed veg, garlic and fresh herbs.

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Choose thin, firm shoots deep in colour, and consume within one or two days for the best texture and taste. Store either wrapped in damp kitchen paper, or in a glass of cool water and refrigerated.

Are you an asparagus fan? Share your recipes and suggestions in the comments section!

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