Asparagus or sparrow grass as its folk name is, become one of the most popular vegetables amongst those who put stock in what they eat, how their food affects the environment. The plant originates from western shores of Europe and it’s been known for its taste in the ancient times.
The vegetable came to the US rather late, in 1850s. It retains the most of its flavor and qualities while it’s still young and that’s when it’s harvested and used the most. Once the buds start to open they turn to wood.
- Eating asparagus before drinking alcohol can protect your liver
- Asparagus was used as a medicine in ancient Egypt.
- Peru is the source of most of the world’s asparagus but as much as 99 percent of it exported