Asparagus – The vegetable of May
Every fruits and vegetables has their own season – the specific time of year that you can enjoy them best. In this May, the extremely nutritious vegetables that you should definitely look up to is asparagus.
Asparagus is a common food in the world and now becoming popular with the Vietnamese. In Vietnam, the green asparagus is grown mainly in Binh Phuoc, Tay Ninh, Lam Dong, Ho Chi Minh City and some Northern places like Dong Anh (Hanoi), Kien An (Hai Phong), … Green asparagus is the most common type, beside white and purple asparagus.
In many parts of the world, asparagus is also called the “king of vegetables” because it not only has high nutritional content but also contains special substances that is beneficial to health.
As reported by the National Cancer Institute of the United States, asparagus contains the highest amount of glutathione among the tested food. The antioxidants in asparagus contributes a significant role in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.
Shoot is the most nutritious part, including: protein, carbohydrates, fiber, ash, fat and minerals calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, … In addition, it also contains a lot of vitamins needed such as vitamin C, E, K, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, …
Asparagus spear has its typical sweetness, and can be used to cook many delicious dishes such as asparagus salad, fried asparagus with beef, chicken, prawn or grilled, stewed dishes or soups, …
People often liken that a tasty dish with asparagus is like wrapping the European spring in it. With La Badiane, that spring is expressed through the dish ‘Seared scallops & seafood, bouquet of vegetables with parsley zucchini juice & saffron emulsion’.
Green color of asparagus, golden color of saffron, and carrot seems to be drawing up the cheerful European spring in the heart of Hanoi. In addition, the bitter taste of asparagus blending in the freshness of seafood will make your party become more emotional. You should also enjoy asparagus with white wine, which is just enough light and dry to highlight the typical aroma of this vegetable.
In a sunset of May, what can be more interesting than coming La Badiane to enjoy the fresh asparagus?