This week’s bag features Asparagus! The fleshy green spears of asparagus have been considered a delicacy since ancient times. Today the shoots are prepared and served in numerous ways including stir-fried, steamed, sauteed, grilled, pickled, or even eaten raw. Water makes up 93% of asparagus’s composition. As a result, the spears have a very high respiration rate which make it more perishable than most other vegetables. By wrapping the ends in a damp towel, you can offset the respiration rate and prevent the spears from losing water, wrinkling and hardening. Nevertheless it’s best if you consume asparagus within approximately 48 hours of purchase. What else is in this week’s bag?
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