All about asparagus
1. Why asparagus is great for kids:
Asparagus is rich in vitamins K, C,B, and A, and a great source of folic acid. Eating asparagus is great for vision and good for strengthening blood vessels.
2. When and where to find asparagus:
Asparagus is at its peak in April-May. In the United States, California, Washington, Michigan, Illinois and New Jersey are the main growing regions. China, Peru, Mexico and Germany produce the most asparagus across the world.
3. How to pick the best asparagus:
Look for bright green or violet spears (no yellow tint) with firm (not limp) stems. Fresh asparagus will have moist stalks,not dry or cracked.
4. Serving tip:
A great and easy way to serve asparagus is to drizzle a little olive oil and salt before roasting them in the oven (425F) for 12-15 minutes.