The origins of asparagus date back to ancient times and is cited in Greek and Egyptian literature. Aside from its delicious taste, asparagus was also used as an aphrodisiac and to cure certain aliments. During the Roman empire it was solely consumed by the royals.
Traditionally, asparagus is considered a Spring vegetable as local seasons run from about February to June. But due to its popularity, asparagus is grown all over the world and is available year-round.
So delicious and versatile, asparagus can be eaten raw, steamed, sautéed, grilled, pureed, and stir fried. You’ll find the green stalks used in almost every type of ethnic cuisine too. Plant-base dieters are reveling in its use and nutritional properties that include good sources of vitamin K, thiamine, fiber and antioxidants. It’s the good grass.
Here’s an interesting fact: asparagus plants will produce for up to 10 years. The individually stalks can grow as much as 6-7 inches in one day.
Harvest Sensations is one of the largest U.S. importers of asparagus from Peru and Mexico with supplemental supplies from California. In fact, its our number one item.
In honor of May’s Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day, celebrate with Asparagus & Mushroom Tacos or a healthy Grilled Asparagus Cobb Salad and have a margarita for us. Enjoy!