You can eat the whole spear except for the woody stem towards the bottom. Hold the asparagus spear on each end firmly. Gently bend the asparagus so that it bows out away from you. Keep bending until the asparagus snaps. 8 апр. 2019 г.

How much of the asparagus do you cut off?

You should cut right where the stalks turn from white into green. If you’re still not convinced, do a side-by-side comparison with two asparagus stalks of the same length and size. Use the bend-and-snap method with one stalk and see how it compares to a stalk that has been trimmed with a knife.

What happens if you eat the bottom of asparagus?

The reason asparagus ends are thought to be inedible, is that they are extremely tough and fibrous, like a freshly broken tree branch. You can gnaw on them, but you’re certainly not going to eat them. But the asparagus ends still have great flavor.

Is it bad to eat asparagus stalks?

We’ve long been told that you should bend a spear of asparagus until it snaps, and that the thick end is too tough to eat. This is not strictly true, because the spear snaps at its weakest point, and the stalk is edible and tender far below that point. The best way to judge where to cut off the stalk is by tasting it.

What happens if you eat too much asparagus?

However, eating asparagus can also have some side effects: Because of its high fiber content, asparagus can cause flatulence, stomach cramps, and gastric upset in some people. Asparagus contains asparagusic acid that may break down to sulfurous compounds and lend a funny smell to your urine.

Is it possible to be allergic to asparagus?

It is also possible to have an asparagus allergy, in which case you should not eat it, she said. People who are allergic to other members of the lily family, such as onions, garlic, and chives, are more likely to be allergic to asparagus. Symptoms include a runny nose, hives, trouble breathing, and puffiness or swelling around the mouth and lips.

What is asparagus—and is it healthy?

We’re going to cover it all. “Asparagus has the highest amounts of folic acid and is also rich in various vitamins like vitamins K, C, A, and manganese,” says Dr. Rashmi Byakodi, a dentist, health and wellness expert, and editor of Best for Nutrition.

Do you have to peel the base off asparagus?

Luckily, there’s a pretty easy way to know where to cut off the base of your springy spears. While some people advocate peeling the stem ends with a vegetable peeler, we find that this technique takes a while, doesn’t fully eradicate woodiness and leaves the ends of the asparagus stalks an unappealing lighter green color.