Asparagus season!

Asparagus season!
April 19, 2024

Asparagus season is upon us again, and we at Novice love it!

Asparagus, also known as white gold, is a delicious and versatile vegetable that appeals to many people because of its unique taste and texture. Interestingly, asparagus has been cultivated for centuries and is loved for its delicate flavor and nutritional values. The asparagus grows on average about 7 cm per day, so as soon as they rise above the ground, they must be harvested quickly.

White gold

The asparagus is known as the white gold for two reasons. Early in the season, asparagus can be very expensive, or they are discovered as precious treasures under the Limburg or Brabant soil.

Super healthy

Did you know that asparagus is rich in vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin K, vitamin C, folic acid and potassium? This vegetable is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties and promoting healthy digestion.

Asparagus in the kitchen

Besides their health benefits, asparagus are also a versatile ingredient in the kitchen. You can prepare them in various ways, such as grilling, roasting, steaming or even eating them raw in salads.

Asperger varieties

The two best-known colors of asparagus are white and green, although they are actually of the same variety. The difference lies in the fact that white asparagus grows completely in the dark, so it does not develop a green color. Also, there are white asparagus with a light purple head, or even purple asparagus. There are also the Korenaar asparagus, which are not actually real asparagus but thin cultivated stalks from the hyacinth family.

In short, asparagus is not only delicious and healthy, but also an interesting vegetable with a rich history and culinary versatility. Will you come taste them at restaurant Novice during our special asparagus week? From May 27 to 31, we serve the white gold!