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Where does it come from?

Asparagus (asparagus officinalis) seems to come from the word “sparago” in Greek meaning full and satisfied. It seems to be of European descent since it was mainly known to the Greeks and Egyptians.

When should it be planted?

It is planted during the months of May and April while it is harvested and consumed


The asparagus grows best in sandy, deep soil and can withstand extended dryness.

Nutritional analysis (g)

  100 g  % RI
Energy (kcal)  28.6


Fats (g) 0.6 1
Saturates (g)  0.1 1
Carbs (g) 2 1
Sugars (g) 1.9 2
Fibre (g) 1.7 7
Protein (g)​ 2.9 6
Salt (g) 0 0

The values represent the percentages offered to cover the needs of most people which are 2000 kcal per day.

It is best cooked by grilling or steaming.

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