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Asparagus! The White Gold

by: Moon Apple
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You know that spring really has started when the asparagus reappear everywhere. You will not find white gold more pleasant than at that moment. The ancient Egyptians and Romans already appreciated this special vegetable two centuries before Christ. A timeless classic in the kitchen. Read, buy, cook, and enjoy!

Asparagus. White Gold Starts Its Rich History In Egypt

Did you know that the first signs of asparagus consumption have been discovered in a pyramid in Egypt? The Romans also liked it, as is evident from a knife found in Woerden (Netherlands) in 2003 with an asparagus image. After the fall of the Roman Empire, this vegetable disappeared from the low countries again. Only since the 17th century have they been reared in France and some other Western European countries. In the Netherlands, large-scale asparagus cultivation has been taking place since the 19th century. Limburg is especially known for it.

White Asparagus on a plate

The Medicinal Effect From Asparagus

Already in ancient times, the asparagus was given the medicinal effect. She was used as a medicine against bee stings, heart problems, dizziness, and toothache. Asparagus was also often used as a urinary agent or laxative. With the knowledge from now on, we also know why: the asparagine amino acid asparagine stimulates kidney function. Asparagus fits perfectly in a low-salt diet because of its strong taste: you do not have to add anything. 

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Shapes And Sizes Of Asparagus 

Did you know that there is also a purple variety in addition to the white and green asparagus? The white ones have grown under the ground and kept out of the light while green and purple asparagus have seen the sun. The purple you hardly ever see, while you can now buy green asparagus almost all year round. These are grown mainly in southern Europe. Our favorite remains the good old white asparagus. How do you know if you are buying well? Asparagus is divided into classes according to thickness and appearance. In general, the thicker, the better. Note that there are no cracks or brown spots (rust) on it. If you see that, you better ignore it.
Purple Asparagus with a rope around it on a tab;e

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Buying Asparagus: Pay Attention

The asparagus season is relatively short, in the middle of Europe, about two months. Harvesting takes place from the second Thursday of April until the end of June. You can now buy asparagus at any supermarket or greengrocer, but often directly from the grower.

You can check the freshness of the asparagus yourself in two ways. One: push your fingernail into the bottom of the asparagus. The spot where the asparagus was cut should not feel woody. Two: rub the asparagus against each other. If they make a soft, squeaky, melodious sound, they are fresh.

Storing And Preparing Of Asparagus

Asparagus must, of course, be nice and juicy. When buying, make sure that no cracks or brown spots are visible. At home, store your asparagus in a sealed plastic bag or covered with a wet tea towel in the refrigerator. You can keep them fresh for a day or three.

Before you start cooking them, you have to peel the asparagus first. You do that with a special asparagus knife or a peeler. You do not want a badly peeled asparagus on the table, which is stringy and tough. Cooking goes best in a special asparagus pan, in which the asparagus is cooked standing so that the heads do not get underwater.

Tip: throw the peels in the pan at the asparagus for an optimal taste. Depending on the thickness, they are cooked in 8-10 minutes.

Let’s eat!

Asparagus Salad With Lemon Mayonnaise, Watercress, And Pistachio

Asparagus salad on a plate

What Do You Need For A Asparagus Salad?

  • 1 kg of asparagus
  • salt
  • sugar
  • piece of mace
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp yogurt
  • 1 lemon
  • salt pepper
  • 1 forest watercress
  • peeled unsalted pistachio nuts

How Do you Make The Asparagus Salad?

Peel the asparagus from the head all the way down and cut 2 cm from the bottom. Put them up with cold water, salt, some sugar, and the mace. Please bring them to a boil and cook until tender for about 12 minutes. Please turn off the heat and leave it in the cooking liquid and allow to cool. Mix the mayonnaise with the yogurt and squeeze out the lemon. Add more salt and pepper if desired. Chop the pistachio nuts. Halve the asparagus into oblique pieces. Divide them with a piece of watercress on plates. Spoon the mayonnaise over it and sprinkle with coarsely chopped pistachio nuts.

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Asparagus! The White Gold

You know that spring really has started when the asparagus reappear everywhere. You will not find white gold more pleasant than at that moment. The ancient Egyptians and Romans already appreciated this special vegetable two centuries before Christ. A timeless classic in the kitchen. Read, buy, cook, and enjoy! Asparagus. White Gold Starts Its Rich History In Egypt Did you know that the first signs of asparagus consumption have been discovered in a pyramid in Egypt? The Romans also liked it, as is evident from a knife found in Woerden (Netherlands) in 2003 with an asparagus image. After the fall of the Roman Empire, this vegetable disappeared from the low countries again. Only since the 17th century have they been reared in France and some other Western European countries. In the Netherlands, large-scale asparagus cultivation has been taking place since the 19th century. Limburg is especially known for it. The Medicinal Effect From Asparagus Already in ancient times, the asparagus was given the medicinal effect. She was used as a medicine against bee stings, heart problems, dizziness, and toothache. Asparagus was also often used as a urinary agent or laxative. With the knowledge from now on, we also know why: the asparagine amino acid asparagine stimulates kidney function. Asparagus fits perfectly in a low-salt diet because of its strong taste: you do not have to add anything.  Recommended:  A Bee Sting To Conventional Agriculture Shapes And Sizes Of Asparagus  Did you know that there is also a purple variety in addition to the white and green asparagus? The white ones have grown under the ground and kept out of the light while green and purple asparagus have seen the sun. The purple you hardly ever see, while you can now buy green asparagus almost all year round. These are grown mainly in southern Europe. Our favorite remains the good old white asparagus. How do you know if you are buying well? Asparagus is divided into classes according to thickness and appearance. In general, the thicker, the better. Note that there are no cracks or brown spots (rust) on it. If you see that, you better ignore it. Recommended:  Vegan Diet: Best Way To Reduce Your Footprint Buying Asparagus: Pay Attention The asparagus season is relatively short, in the middle of Europe, about two months. Harvesting takes place from the second Thursday of April until the end of June. You can now buy asparagus at any supermarket or greengrocer, but often directly from the grower. You can check the freshness of the asparagus yourself in two ways. One: push your fingernail into the bottom of the asparagus. The spot where the asparagus was cut should not feel woody. Two: rub the asparagus against each other. If they make a soft, squeaky, melodious sound, they are fresh. Storing And Preparing Of Asparagus Asparagus must, of course, be nice and juicy. When buying, make sure that no cracks or brown spots are visible. At home, store your asparagus in a sealed plastic bag or covered with a wet tea towel in the refrigerator. You can keep them fresh for a day or three. Before you start cooking them, you have to peel the asparagus first. You do that with a special asparagus knife or a peeler. You do not want a badly peeled asparagus on the table, which is stringy and tough. Cooking goes best in a special asparagus pan, in which the asparagus is cooked standing so that the heads do not get underwater. Tip: throw the peels in the pan at the asparagus for an optimal taste. Depending on the thickness, they are cooked in 8-10 minutes. Let’s eat! Asparagus Salad With Lemon Mayonnaise, Watercress, And Pistachio What Do You Need For A Asparagus Salad? 1 kg of asparagus salt sugar piece of mace 2 tbsp mayonnaise 1 tbsp yogurt 1 lemon salt pepper 1 forest watercress peeled unsalted pistachio nuts How Do you Make The Asparagus Salad? Peel the asparagus from the head all the way down and cut 2 cm from the bottom. Put them up with cold water, salt, some sugar, and the mace. Please bring them to a boil and cook until tender for about 12 minutes. Please turn off the heat and leave it in the cooking liquid and allow to cool. Mix the mayonnaise with the yogurt and squeeze out the lemon. Add more salt and pepper if desired. Chop the pistachio nuts. Halve the asparagus into oblique pieces. Divide them with a piece of watercress on plates. Spoon the mayonnaise over it and sprinkle with coarsely chopped pistachio nuts. Before you go! Recommended:  These Apps Will Help You Live More Sustainable Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about food? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
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