|Description:||This image depicts a close-up view of a number of asparagus tips, which had been set atop a brown-beige ceramic serving plate after having been cooked. Asparagus may be eaten cooked, or used in a cold salad as well. Asparagus is a great source for both, vitamins A and C, as well as dietary fiber, and can be eating cooked or raw.|
When preparing this vegetable, first wash the asparagus in cool running water. Snap off its tough ends at their natural breaking point. Before cooking white asparagus, it first must be peeled so that no skin remains. This can be done using a potato peeler. White asparagus needs to be cooked until completely tender, while the green variety can be stir-fried, lightly steamed or cooked in the microwave.