Spring is here and with it comes seasonal fruits and vegetables like asparagus!
These green, spear-like vegetables are loaded with Vitamins A, C, E and K, folate, fibre and minerals - making it beneficial for our overall health. They are also available in white (usually canned) and purple. When buying asparagus select firm, crisp spears with compact tips and tight scales. The thicker the stem, the tastier it is and will have a longer shelf life compared to the thinner ones. The best way to store asparagus after purchase is in the fridge standing up with some cool water - just like you'd do with flowers. Trimming the base helps the asparagus stay fresh for longer, and can be kept for up to 2 weeks if handled carefully. While asparagus tastes fantastic grilled, you can also BBQ it, roast it, stir fry it, blend it into a soup, add it to a quiche or even a salad.