The fleshy green spears of asparagus are both succulent and tender and have been considered a delicacy since ancient times.
Asparagus is a perennial, an almost leafless member of the lily family. The spears we buy in the store are actually the shoots from an underground crown. It takes up to 3 years for crowns to develop enough to begin producing shoots, but once they do, they can produce for up to 20 years.
Asparagus Nutrition Information
Asparagus is densely nutritious. It is a high source of:
For delicious fresh asparagus, we recommend you shop at Harris Farm Markets.