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Can you eat the whole asparagus?
Last Updated: 19th April, 2020
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Beside this, should you eat the whole asparagus?
Yes, peel it. Asparagus comes from the ground, so you need to give it a good rinse. If you see any white, woody scales on the outside of your stalk, get out a vegetable peeler and simply peel them away until you reach the soft center. It's imperative that you break off the woody part of each stalk.
Secondly, what is the best way to eat asparagus? Soak the asparagus for as long as it took to boil. Drain your spears using a colander or a paper towel. Serve blanched asparagus spears in salads, or eat them on their own with dressing and seasoning. For a simple and tasty dish, add a bit of coarse salt and a drizzle of olive oil to your asparagus before serving it.
Also know, what part of the asparagus is edible?
A professional cook would know to cut off the bottom part of the stem. Most other cooks do too so most likely you would eat the entire stalk because they would have broken off the woody part. Most cooks bend one or two stalks to find out where the woody part starts.
Can you eat raw asparagus?
Asparagus is a highly nutritious vegetable that can be eaten cooked or raw. To reap the greatest health benefits, consider incorporating both cooked and raw asparagus into your diet.