- Posted August 14, 2013 by
Different Types of Asparagus
Asparagus officinalis is a spring vegetable, a flowering perennial plant species in the genus Asparagus. It was once classified in the lily family, like its Allium cousins, onions and garlic, but the Liliaceae have been split and the onion-like plants are now in the family Amaryllidaceae and asparagus in the Asparagaceae. Asparagus officinalis is native to most of Europe like two extremes asparagus, northern Africa and western Asia, and is widely cultivated as a vegetable crop. Here are different types of asparagus which is popular to people
1. Steamed Asparagus
It has such a delicious, distinct flavor. It's also one of the few foods that it's considered polite to eat with your hands, and for some reason I get a kick out of that! There are lots of different delicious ways to prepare asparagus: roasted, sautéed, boiled... Each method has its own advantages. Steamed asparagus is nice because it keeps a lot of its nutrients, and keeps the pure, fresh asparagus taste
2. White Asparagus
White asparagus comes from the process of etiolation, which is the deprivation of light. Dirt is kept mounded around the emerging stalk, depriving it of light. The plant cannot produce chlorophyll without light, thus there is no green color to the stalks. White asparagus is considered to be slightly milder in flavor and a bit more tender than green asparagus. All varieties and colors may be used interchangeably in recipes.
3. Wild Asparagus
Wild asparagus, botanical name Asparagus officinalis, is an obscure perennial and member of the Liliaceae family. It is one of several yet considerably few plant species that grows outside of cultivation, yet foraged commercially for human consumption. They are known as edible wild plants and have created an international culinary desire and anticipation that trumps expectations of the predictable nature of cultivated species and seasons.