#thursdaythrive Asparagus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's asparagus season! Fun asparagus facts:

  1. It takes 3 years from seed to harvest - however once they get going, the plants can be harvested for up to 15 years!
  2. China out does the world in asparagus production - The United States come in 5th place with California being the main contributing state.
  3. Oceana County in Michigan is the self proclaimed asparagus capital of the world.
  4. White Asparagus is one of the most labor intensive vegetables to grow.
  5. Asparagus is a very low calorie vegetable - 100g fresh spears are about 20 calories