White asparagus

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Interesting facts about white asparagus

White asparagus
White asparagus
  • Are you aware that white asparagus grows under the soil?
  • Are you aware that the sun does not penetrate the white asparagus plant, and therefore it does not make chlorophyll which is needed to produce the green color?
  • Are you aware that white asparagus is popular in Europe, especially Germany, the Netherlands, France and Belgium?
  • Are you aware that raw white asparagus has a sweet, nutty taste?
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White asparagus
  • Are you aware that white asparagus is usually milder, more tende and less fibrous than green asparagus?
  • Are you aware that when the white asparagus stalk starts to sprout from the soil they mound dirt around it to deprive it from light?
  • Are you aware that the root of white asparagus is called a crown?
  • Are you aware that the white asparagus stalk sprouts from the crown?
  • Are you aware that white asparagus has small buds at the top of the stalk?
White Asparagus bacon rice
White Asparagus bacon rice
  • Are you aware that white asparagus looks like a white tree?
  • Are you aware that white asparagus is considered to be a gourmet item in the U.S.?
  • Are you aware that white asparagus is usually more expensive than the green because it requires more labor to produce?
  • Are you aware that white asparagus is sometimes called “white gold”?

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