In Germany, White Asparagus is regarded as “Königliches Gemüse” (lit.: the Royal Vegetable) and pursued by people once it’s on the market. Only harvested in spring, this high quality product is popular for its earthy, nutty flavor and aromatic taste as well as high nutrition.
White asparagus is harvested in springtime and commands a much higher price than the green asparagus. What really makes white asparagus so precious is the fact that it's grown in complete sun deprivation. It's carefully covered under thick soil so that no sunlight reaches it, which means the vegetable never gets a chance to turn green because no photosynthesis takes place. This high cost production process makes it limited in supply and thus white asparagus is being often associated as “edible ivory”.
During the short asparagus season, roughly from end of April until early July, most Germans eat asparagus as often as they can. Asparagus is prepared and served in many different ways. Most typically people enjoy i
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