Use in entrees, vegetable side dishes, flans, frittatas, salads and stir-fries.
Green, white or purple asparagus
Tender straight stems with compact tips.
In an airtight bag in refrigerator crisper. Use as soon as possible after purchase.
To use, snap off the woody ends. If stems are thick, peel the lower part with a vegetable peeler. Boil or steam for 3-4 minutes. Microwave in a covered dish in 1 tablespoon water on HIGH (100%) for 2 minutes until just tender. Barbecue by brushing with a little oil and cooking for 1-2 minutes, turning frequently until slightly blackened but still crisp.
Serve topped with a little salsa or baba ghanoush.
Half a cup of cooked asparagus provides one serve of vegetables.
Asparagus is a good source of Vitamin C and also contains thiamin.
Serving size: 1/2 cup, 95 g
0.1 mg (11% RDI*)
0.1 mg (12% RDI)
82.7 ug (20% RDI)
87.0 ug (21% RDI)
12.4 mg (28% RDI)
13.0 mg (29% RDI)
Asparagus, cooked, fat not added in cooking
*Recommended Dietary Intake
Low in sugar
Good source of vitamin C