What is asparagus?
Asparagus is a herbaceous plant belonging to the lily family, whose scientific name is Asparagus officinalis. Young shoots are harvested and used as a food. Asparagus is a popular vegetable thanks to its crispy, naturally sweet flavor. Asparagus is widely grown in European countries, North Africa. Currently, in Vietnam, asparagus is also grown in some provinces such as Bac Ninh, Bac Lieu, Tra Vinh, Binh Phuoc ... and the quality is not inferior to imported asparagus.
What types of asparagus are there?
There are 3 types of asparagus: green asparagus, white asparagus and purple asparagus. In particular, asparagus is grown mainly in Vietnam and many people choose to use.
Nutritional value of asparagus
Not only has a delicious flavor, asparagus also contains many good nutrients for the body such as vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, rutin, niacin, Folic acid, iron, phosphorus, potassium, copper, manganese, selenium, chromium, fiber and protein.
Uses of asparagus
Containing many minerals that are good for health, asparagus is also one of the foods that can prevent and prevent some dangerous diseases:
- Enhance the body's immunity, fight inflammation, fight oxidation.
- Stabilizes blood pressure, prevents cardiovascular diseases.
- Prevention of cancer.
- Lots of fiber helps support digestion.
How to prepare asparagus to treat cancer: For people with cancer, the processing should be simple for the body to absorb. You can steam and puree and use 2 times a day, 4 tablespoons at a time. Or, you can juice and use every day.
How to Choose Asparagus Delicious
If you want to save processing time, you can choose asparagus. However, in terms of flavor, both asparagus and fat stems are delicious. Remember to choose fresh, hard asparagus, which is not soft or discolored. Currently, asparagus is sold quite a lot in markets and supermarkets.
For stout asparagus, you should plan the outer hard shell before processing. When making salads or stir fries, you should choose asparagus stems.
How Should Asparagus Washed?
You should wash asparagus under running water to clean the sand from the gaps. If the sand is hidden inside the tops, you can dip the asparagus into a bowl of water to clean it.
Remove The Stalk
The stalks of asparagus are usually hard and not tasty. You should have about 5cm of the stem removed. Or you peel the shell, you just need to remove about 2.5cm.
- Pan-fried asparagus
- Stir-fried asparagus with garlic
- Asparagus soup
- Asparagus soup