The perennial vegetable asparagus comes in various varieties (white, green, purple). White asparagus has to be completely peeled. It has a gentle, mild flavour with a slightly bitter note. The peel can be used in sauces and soups.
Asparagus white – Fresh from Pfalzmarkt
Cultivation & harvest
For white asparagus is chosen place as warm and sunny as possible. Also essential for cultivation is well-drained, sandy-humic soil. Often the trenches are laid out in a north-south direction, which allows the mounds to warm up better thanks to the sunlight.
Asparagus is very versatile and can be boiled, steamed, pan-fried, deep-fried, baked or made into salads. Traditionally it is eaten with hollandaise sauce or melted butter and ham.
The white asparagus is best stored unpeeled and wrapped in a damp cloth in the vegetable compartment of the refrigerator. In this way, the asparagus can be kept fresh for up to four days.
Our tip: If the asparagus spears are placed in a glass of water for a short time after storage, they can be refreshed.