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Green asparagus

The taste of green asparagus is unbeatable

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The green asparagus is the most commonly eaten variety. (Light) green asparagus are most often on the menu, apart from in the Netherlands – where the white version is considered a delicacy. The colour is not the only difference. Because the green variety grows above the ground, unlike the white one, it is tinted by the sunlight.

Green asparagus appeal mainly because this vegetable has more flavour. Its characteristic taste is fuller and more intense, while it also contains more vitamins. The straight and high-fibre stem does not require peeling. The tip is always firm and closed.

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Storage advice

  • Transport and storage: Maintain a maximum temperature of 2˚C for transport and storage.
  • Shop: Present green asparagus in the refrigerator.

Our green asparagus tips are grown in:

Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Thailand, Spain and Italy

Growing and harvesting

At the grower's

Cultivation of asparagus plants takes about 3 years. Growers can then start the first harvest. Asparagus can be cut when it has reached the correct length. Because the green variant grows above the ground, cutting is less labour-intensive. Every 1 to 2 days, the employees go around the field to cut new asparagus. In the summer months, growth is even faster. This means that sometimes it is necessary to harvest twice a day.

A harvest period lasts approximately 20 days. Growers can use the field twice a year. After each harvest, the crop must rest for 5 to 6 months. The employees rinse the green asparagus at the packing station. They are sorted for thickness and stored chilled. The asparagus reach the shop within 1 or 2 days.

Green Asparagus - Growth And Harvest

Recipes & preparation tips

Green asparagus require little preparation time in the kitchen: cut off 1 to 2 cm at the bottom and they are ready for cooking, stir-frying, sautéing or grilling. The quicker the preparation, the stronger the taste. They are a delicacy eaten hot or cold, for example, as an ingredient for a roasted vegetable salad or with smoked salmon and avocado mousse.

Green Asparagus - Recipes And Cooking Tips

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