Simply perfect grilled Asparagus is a flavorful addition to any meal that is a family pleaser, even kids like it. Asparagus has it’s own unique mild flavor but it also responds well to seasoning with spices, herbs and citrus fruit juices. Whether it’s grilled, roasted, or baked, asparagus is a refreshing way to add flavor and nutrients to any meal.
Here are just a few suggestions from the endless flavorful combinations you can creatively culinary play with:
Salt and pepper
Melt a variety of cheeses sprinkle on top: Parmesan cheese, Cheddar, Feta,
Drizzle olive oil upon the stalks
Lemon or Lime juice
Sprinkle with diced nuts
It is important to understand what we are eating, how it effects our bodies and maybe it will inspire us to grow our own in our gardens.
Asparagus is a spring vegetable that is a flowering perennial plant that never has to be replanted and will grow for twenty years or more if cared for properly. Growing asparagus does take some effort to establish but is just a good investment that keeps rewarding a homesteader will a good harvest.
Water makes up 93% of asparagus’s composition. Asparagus is low in calories and is very low in sodium. It is a good source of vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium and zinc, and a very good source of dietary fibre, protein, beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, rutin, niacin, folic acid, iron, phosphorus, potassium, copper, manganese and selenium, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells.
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