Asparagus is a popular side dish to dinner. You can casserole it, grill it and sauté it! It’s such a versatile vegetable. Read on to learn a little more about this delicious food.
It is a member of the lily family and is related to onions, leeks and garlic.
One of its popular variety is named after Martha Washington, the wife of George Washington.
Most of the ones grown in the United States come from California.
Probably because of its shape, asparagus historically was heralded as an aphrodisiac.
Yes, it can make your urine smell, due to an acid that breaks down into sulfuric compounds. Not everyone can smell it, though.
Eating asparagus can help ease hangovers and protect liver cells against alcohol toxins.
Asparagus takes a long time to grow — three years from seed to harvest.