They can be eaten raw or cooked and are a very common ingredient in salads and stir-fries. In its simplest form, white asparagus is cooked in water or steamed until tender and served with a light sauce (such as mayonnaise or hollandaise sauce).Another accompaniment is melted butter or a few drops of olive oil and grated Parmesan cheese. Asparagus soup is a very appetizing dish on cold winter nights. Cantonese restaurants usually serve it scrambled with chicken, shrimp or beef. Try them wrapped in prosciutto and lemon juice.
White asparagus has a milder and less bitter flavor than green asparagus. The name asparagus comes from Greek, meaning bud or stem. In some areas this plant is attributed with aphrodisiac effects.
Its origin comes from ancient Mesopotamia, where its cultivation spreads across temperate zones around the globe.
19 calories per 100 grams. The plant is a good source of vitamin A, C, E, as well as minerals such as iron, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, and antioxidants.