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Also Known As : Garden asparagus, Shatawari, Shatmuli
Technical Name : Asparagus officinalis


Taste Profile

It is bitter and sour in taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Peeled asparagus poaches faster.
  2. The bottom portion contains large deposits of sand and soil, it is better to clean it thoroughly before use.
  3. It should be eaten ideally when it is lush and green.


Asparagus is mostly consumed when it is young and tender. The shoots and spears are considered as vegetables. They emerge from underground and have fat stems with feathery leaves and shoots.

Health benefits

  • Asparagus contains about 4% potassium and almost no sodium, which makes it good for those with high blood pressure.(1)
  • It helps to lower the risk of colon cancer.(1)
  • It is beneficial in the treatment of anxiety.(1)

Selection Guide

While selecting asparagus, look for spears that are firm but tender to touch. A nice dark green or purple tinge on the tips is a good indication of its quality. The stalks should be moist and plump.


Asparagus can cause allergic reactions when eaten as a vegetable or used on the skin.(2)

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