For those who are clueless on how does asparagus taste like, here’s the guide for you. We all know asparagus as one of the most nutritious vegetables on the planet with loads of antioxidants and fiber. It is a favorite among home cooks, mothers and those who are into healthy eating or a weight loss diet.

But for people who are yet to try asparagus, like those who aren’t familiar with how eel tastes like, this guide, outlining how the vegetable taste like, along with some information on its benefits are, is for you.

Getting to Know Asparagus

Typically appearing as spears of pencil size with bright green color and compact head, it is a favorite vegetable for its nutrients, including fiber and antioxidants as well as for steaming in a food steamer. Many of them are sold at the organic markets and in stores and are available in purple and white aside from its green variety.

How It Tastes Like​

Just like potatoes, asparagus has a unique flavor and taste. This bright green vegetable is a favorite among healthy eaters and gourmet food lovers for its earthy and mild taste, especially when you buy and cook fresh spears.

But then, if you have tried it before and you found it sour or bitter, it might be because you bought it past its prime freshness or you overcooked it. Asparagus, overall, has a mild flavor to go well with other vegetables and with a wide range of dishes, including stews and sautéed. It also works well in absorbing the prominent tastes of the dishes you are cooking, and some of these include those of the lemon, vinegar or garlic.​

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Benefits of Asparagus​

It is good for your health due to its plenty of benefits.

Did you know that about 70 percent of your daily allowance for Vitamin K could be supplied by one cup of this vegetable? Without even saying, asparagus is a nutrient powerhouse that you should never fail including in your diet.

It is also loaded with anti-inflammatory nutrients, which may help in reducing your risk to chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.

It is also packed with healthful fiber that may help in speeding up your digestion and promoting a healthy intestinal flora. With its fiber content, it can flush out toxins from your body, keeping your cells healthy and out of trouble from the damaging effects of free radicals. Being rich in fiber, you can also reduce your risk to heart disease and high blood sugar.​

[Now if you want to reap all these benefits of asparagus, you may want to start planting them in your garden and apply fertilizers we found in this source.]​

Preparing Asparagus

Remember to trim the woody base stems of the vegetables before cooking it in any ways you desire. Use a sharp knife to cut off one inch from its cut end and then throw it away. The next thing is to cook the remaining portions in the way that you want. You can stir-fry, boil, sauté, roasted or add it in your pasta.

It is very easy to prepare; in fact, you can just add a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper and then roast it in your oven with a 350-degree Celsius, until you see that the spears are bright green and tender for in less than or about 10 minutes.

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Aside from salt and pepper, you can also try adding other ingredients, including lemon and garlic.

This dish can be served as a side dish with your steak.​


Remember that the flavor of this vegetable can easily diminish over time, so you might want to cook fresh asparagus to ensure of its full flavor and taste. Now if you really have to store asparagus, worry not as there is a solution. Put the bunch with their trimmed ends in a cup of water, while their stalks must be standing straight up. Then, loosely cover their tips using a plastic bag to keep the water from evaporating out of the veggie. Finally, put the entire thing in the refrigerator.

Popular Ways of Cooking/Eating​

There are so many ways to cook this veggie, and that’s the same exact reason it is popular among healthy eaters. But whatever cooking method you use, you should cook it fast and never overcooked. Just like other types of vegetables, asparagus is sweet with its sugar content, especially when fresh, so high heat can also be beneficial for it, as the heat can caramelize the sugar to add some more flavor in your steamed, roasted or stir-fryed veggie.​

  • Raw
  • Grilled
  • Cold or blanched with mayo or lemon
  • Braised
  • Broiled

There you have the answer to your question “how does asparagus taste” as well as some tidbits to know about ways of cooking it and benefits you’ll get from it. I hope that you have learned something in our guide so that you can get the most out of this nutrient powerhouse in your diet.

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Currently Executive Chef at famous NY restaurant, Austin began his tenure with as Chef de Partie. He has over eight years of experience, including tenures at two- and three-Michelin star restaurants. Austin is passionate about all things cooking – products, supply chain, management, menu design, and budgeting.

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