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HealthNotes

Asparagus

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Best to Buy

The peak season for fresh asparagus lasts from February through June.

Prep & Store

Wash thoroughly under cool water to remove dirt or grit. Cut off tough ends.

Tasty Tip

Grilling is an excellent, easy way to cook asparagus. Simply add spears to grill for 3 to 5 minutes for a great addition to your salad or a simple, healthy side.

Quick & Easy Recipe

Immerse clean stalks in boiling water, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes—until they are bright green. Toss with olive oil and add salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Notes

Asparagus is a good source of vitamin C and folic acid.

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