Homegrown Asparagus – The King of all Vegetables!

May 26th, 2015

After all the cold nights… finally our Asparagus is loving this weather and is growing like billio!

Our homegrown Asparagus is cut directly from the field and bundled, then into the shop within a matter of hours.

Because we love Asparagus so much, here are a few interesting facts about this magnificent vegetable:

  • The Romans were the first to cultivate asparagus more than 2000 years ago!
  • The Romans were also the first to preserve Asparagus by freezing it in the Alps for the feast of Epicurious in Jan/Feb.
  • Emperor Augustus is said to have built a special fleet of ships to transport the best quality Asparagus around the Roman Empire.
  • Rich in vitamins and minerals, its loaded with nutrients! It is fat free, cholesterol free and only around 4kcal per spear!

Stuck for ideas on how to eat the king of all vegetables? ThereĀ are some fantastic AsparagusĀ recipes ideas HERE.




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