Recipes with white asparagus
A delicious yet simple way to present white asparagus is combined with ham. But that doesn't do real justice to this versatile vegetable. Experiment and make a lasagne with white asparagus or a white asparagus salad.
Use a peeler to remove the skin all around the spears. Also trim away the woody 1 to 2 cm at the base of the spears. There is enough left to enjoy: steamed, fried, stir-fried or even grilled.
How to use white asparagus in the kitchen?
- In salads
EAT ME white asparagus will keep well for a few days in the fridge.
Nutrition values per 100 grams
Don't worry about putting white asparagus on the menu more frequently, it's very good for you. It is rich in vitamin C, the vitamin that is important for the formation of collagen. And collagen strengthens your skin. White asparagus is also rich in vitamin K to help keep your bones strong!
Where do white asparagus come from?
White asparagus comes from our growers in Peru. White asparagus is grown in a special way in raised beds to hide them from sunlight. This explains how they retain their lovely whiteness. As soon as the spears emerge above the soil, they turn green. That is why white asparagus are picked as soon as their tip starts to show.
How sustainable are white asparagus?
For part of the year they come from Peru. We can make a difference in Peru by investing in living conditions. By creating vegetable gardens at schools, we give pupils the chance to eat a healthy and varied diet. We have also participated in projects that improve access to clean water, an essential condition for preventing the spread of Covid-19.