asparagus: squeak

How fresh is your white asparagus? Rub two asparagus together. If you hear a cheerful ‘squeak’ they are fresh and tasty. If they stay silent, they’re probably a bit too old…

two tones

Asparagus come in two colors: white and green. The white variety has a slightly more subtle taste, but children often prefer the crunchier bite of the green ones.

PEE MYSTERY

Discover how asparagus can make your pee smell funny (if you have a strong nose). Read our Dragons Tails recipe story.

SLIM & FAST

In case you ever wondered why asparagus look so slim: they hardly contain any calories. They can grow up to 4 inches (10 cm) each day. Imagine your kids growing at the same speed…

WHAT MAKES ASPARAGUS SPECIAL?

Since asparagus don’t grow a label, here’s some nutritional highlights: asparagus are packed with fiber and folate. They’re also a very good source of protein and vitamin A, C and K.

ON OUR MENU

Try Ducklings Dinner for white asparagus and Dragons Tails for the green variety.

2 Thumbnails 1) Dragons Tails 2) Ducklings Dinner