Asparagus is a good, low-calorie source of Vitamin A and fiber.
Select asparagus stalks that are straight and have compact, pointed tips. The thicker the spears, the more tender they are likely to be. Quality spears should be 6-8 inches long with only an inch or so of tough, woody base.
It is best to select stalks of uniform thick-ness. Otherwise, the stalks will not have uniform texture when they are cooked.
Each pound of asparagus will yield about 3 to 4 ½ cup servings. Read More