National Asparagus Day

National Asparagus DayNational Asparagus Day

Celebrate National Asparagus Day on May 24th. It’s a great time to appreciate all the benefits of this time and labor-intensive crop as late spring to early summer is the peak harvest for this tasty green. 

Asparagus contains a host of beneficial nutrients like potassium, fiber, folate, and vitamins A, C, and K. Eating this tasty vegetable can help lower blood pressure, improve digestion, and even aid in a healthy pregnancy. 

While the exact origin of the day is unknown, the history of asparagus is an ancient and royal one. During the height of the Greek and Roman empires, asparagus was reserved only for the rich. This was likely due to the large initial investment in growing asparagus as it takes at least 3 years for the plants to start producing. 

As agricultural knowledge and technology grew, so did access to asparagus. Now it is a common market staple, though the best time of year to get it is between late April and mid-June. 

Grab a bundle from your local farmers' market or grocery store to celebrate National Asparagus Day on May 24th.

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