Jumbo asparagus are young edible leafless stems that emerge from the soil in spring and summer. It is sold in uniform sizes according to the diameter of the spears. The thickness varies minimally, marketed at 25 to 30 mm (roughly one inch), depending on the size of the stem.
It can be sauteed, steamed, boiled, baked, and fried. Spring ingredients such as morel mushrooms, green garlic, wild ramps, fennel, leeks, young lettuces, and citruses are the most suitable pairings. Other complimentary ingredients include poached and soft-boiled eggs.
nutritional info: per 90g (source - healthline.com)
Calories: 20 | Protein: 2.2 grams | Fat: 0.2 grams | Fiber: 1.8 grams | Vitamin C: 12% of the RDI | Vitamin A: 18% of the RDI | Vitamin K: 57% of the RDI | Folate: 34% of the RDI | Potassium: 6% of the RDI | Phosphorous: 5% of the RDI | Vitamin E: 7% of the RDI
*Always wash your fruits and vegetables under running water just before eating, cutting, or cooking.