In season - Asparagus recipes & how to cook it

This bright-green vegie is packed with vitamins and minerals so find some tasty new ways to eat them today.
Published 2 September 2018

Top tips for buying & storing asparagus

Asparagus is a delicious and healthy vegetable that can add a touch of sophistication to any meal. However, choosing and storing it correctly is key to ensuring it retains its freshness and flavour. When buying asparagus, look for firm and smooth spears with a bright green colour. If they are freshly harvested, they should snap crisply when the end is broken off.

To store asparagus, you can wrap the spears in a damp paper towel, then place them in a plastic bag and keep them in the fridge's vegetable crisper. Alternatively, you can store them upright in a container with 1cm of cold water, covered in the fridge. Asparagus thrives in cool, humid conditions, so it's essential to keep them chilled until you're ready to use them.

Australian asparagus is available from September to March, with an abundance of it during spring. It is best to eat asparagus when it's in season as it will be more flavourful, nutrient-packed, and affordable. Not only is asparagus low in calories, but it is also an excellent source of several B-group vitamins, vitamin C, and potassium.

In season during: Spring and summer.