It’s spring! A change in seasons means many things but one of the most important things is a shift in the “in-season” fruits and vegetables. One of the spring seasons’ highlighted vegetables and one of my personal favorites is…asparagus!
Asparagus, scientifically known as Asparagus officinalis, is native to most of Europe, northern Africa and western Asia. Prior to being a common part of North American cuisine, it was used in medicine as a diuretic. It has many benefits to your health including being an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, C, E, and K. It is also a very good source of dietary fiber and folate.
Aside from being high in nutrients it also tastes great and can be cooked so many different ways in so many different dishes. Asparagus can be steamed, grilled, or roasted with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper. Try it out yourself!