Asparagus – 8oz

$4.00

Organic Snap Peas

Description

These beauties are organically grown Asparagus grown locally.  Just like any other vegetable, asparagus has its own stash of vitamins and minerals. It’s a good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, This means it can do well for your immune system, blood clotting, bone health or a better vision. Being rich in B vitamins as well, it can aid in regulating blood sugar levels. Also, great news for vegetarians as asparagus is a rich protein plan: eight spears contain 3.08 grams of protein.

How to cook:

Asparagus can be cooked in any way imaginable, so here are some tips you can choose from depending on what you’re craving.

Steaming: Tie a bundle of asparagus with a kitchen string, making sure that the bottom ends are level. Place it in a tall pot of 2 inches of boiling water. Cover and leave it to steam for about 5 to 8 minutes. You should get bright green, tender spears.

Boiling: Put the asparagus in a pot covered an inch in water. Boil for up to 5 minutes, depending on thickness of the spears.

Microwaving: Put the asparagus on a microwave safe dish, cover it with water and set for 4-5 minutes.

Roasting: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Lay asparagus on a baking sheet sprinkling a tablespoon or olive oil on the spears and roast for 10 minutes.

Stir Frying: Cut the spears diagonally into 1 1/2 inch to 2-inch pieces, and cover it with a teaspoon of sesame or olive oil for about 3 minutes.

Grilling: Place asparagus spears on a preheated grill sprayed with olive oil and cook for about 5 to 8 minutes until tender. Turn it occasionally.

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