Getting To Know More About Asparagus Plants
One of my favorite dishes in the world always has asparagus plants in it. I swear, anything with asparagus is
just the most delectable and mouthwatering gastronomic adventure a person can ever have in his entire life (and that is not an exaggeration). Unfortunately, there is almost always a scarcity in asparagus because it takes years before they are ready for harvest. And mind you, all those effort waiting is truly worth it as one bite can send you flying to the high heavens and bursting like marshmallows in the sky (probably an exaggeration but that is definitely how I feel when eating asparagus dishes).
Asparagus Plants Terminologies
Just to help you get acquainted with asparagus, if you aren’t yet, here are some terminologies that you might want to remember. I know some people can get quite confused on some of the terms used to refer to asparagus and its parts.
- Asparagus crowns – some people get confused as to what asparagus crowns are. Some people even ask me what part of the plant this is. Actually, asparagus crowns are also known as plants. Both terms are used interchangeably. If you hear someone say crowns it only means the plant.
- Asparagus ferns – as the name implies, this is the frothy and wispy leaves of the asparagus that are formed when you leave out on the bed to grow and mature. When people say ferns it is just the leaves of the asparagus.
- Asparagus beetle – this is the insect that you want to protect your crops from. You don’t want it anywhere near your crops because it will ruin them.
- Asparagus tips – the stalks of the plant that we usually eat.
- Asparagus bed – as the name implies, this is where your asparagus plant should grow and mature.
- Asparagus roots – another term used interchangeably with crowns and plants. Basically, all three terms mean the same thing.
- Asparagus seeds – this is where anything asparagus starts from.
Medicinal Uses Of Asparagus Plants
Aside from being a delectable and exquisite dish, asparagus are mostly known for its medicinal uses. It is known to have cleansing and healing properties that help the body become healthier and stronger. The stalks are high in antioxidants to help boost the immune system and fight cancer. It is also a good source of Vitamin C again, to help boost the immune system and prevent us from becoming sick. Even water to which asparagus was cooked from has medicinal purposes as it is said to help heal blemishes and acne.
I just love eating asparagus and I can’t enough of it! It can be used in so many dishes, all offering a mouthwatering experience. You can eat it as an appetizer with some champagne and vinaigrette mustard sauce. You can eat it with meat such as the roasted beef with asparagus and mushroom. You can have it for soup as chicken and asparagus chowder. The possibilities with this plant are endless!
Asparagus For A Delicious And Healthy Life
Asparagus has indeed proven its versatility being an ingredient to many different dishes. Not only that, it has medicinal properties that can help us live a healthy life. But you must remember the asparagus terms
mentioned above so you know which part you are eating in your dish and to know what part you are buying. Indeed, the asparagus plant is an exquisite plant that can serve many purposes.