Violet Asparagus

Purple asparagus is a similar in appearance and flavor to both white and green varieties as its original cultivar came from green asparagus. Its differentiated by its violet hued stems and conical crowned tips, however its feathery foliage is still green. Its attractive violet coloring is only skin deep as its flesh is pale green to creamy white. It is inherently

less fibrous thus more tender than other asparagus types. Also, its preferred sweetness is due to its twenty percent higher sugar content than other asparagus varieties. Cooked purple asparagus develops flavoral notes of artichoke, barley and almonds.

Nutrition Facts / 134g
Calories27
Fat0 g
Calcium30 mg
Iron1.3 mg
Carbohydrates5 g
Fiber3 g
Protein3 g
Vitamin C11.7 mg
Vitamin A180 μg
Glucose3 mg
Net carbs2 g