Peru Nature’s Pride Fresh White Asparagus (Jumbo, 500g)
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White asparagus is enriched with vitamins such as niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, vitamin-B6, and pantothenic acids. These vitamins are necessary for maximum cellular metabolic and enzymatic functions. Moreover, white asparagus is rich in antioxidants, such as Vitamin A, C, and E.
Why is white asparagus so expensive?
Because growing white asparagus underground is much more labor intensive, that's reflected in the price. Each stalk must be unearthed and cut by hand, a painstaking job. White asparagus can be as a much as $2 more a bunch than green.
White asparagus has a thick outer skin that, unlike green asparagus, must be peeled before using as it is too stringy to eat. The base should also be removed as it is too woody to chew.
Asparagus is a highly nutritious vegetable that can be eaten cooked or raw. Because of its tough texture, cooking is the most popular preparation method. However, thinly sliced or marinated raw spears can be equally enjoyable.