May is National Asparagus Month
Throughout the month of May it’s National Asparagus Month – the perfect time to try out this delicious vegetable! We sell a selection of Asparagus plants for you to grow yourself.
Asparagus isn’t everyone’s favourite vegetable to have at lunch or dinner time, but there are lots of exciting ways to try it and there are lots of healthy benefits that come from eating it too! Native to Europe, asparagus is a great source of fibre and is rich in vitamins A, B and C as well as folic acid.
The British asparagus season runs from May to June and it is considered to be the best in the world. Asparagus comes in green, purple and white. The white variety, which is grown in the dark to stop the colour developing is popular in Europe. The majority of British asparagus is green. Asparagus soon looses its flavour and tenderness, so it is best eaten on the day of harvest. Before cooking wash in cold water and remove the ends of the stalks. Boil or steam until just tender (4-7 minutes depending on thickness).
So get ready for asparagus month and start eating your greens this May!