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National Asparagus Month - May

NATIONAL ASPARAGUS MONTH

May is National Asparagus Month.  These delicious spears of the lily family can be enjoyed from breakfast to a bedtime snack.

Fresh from the garden, the thin stalks taste like sweetpea but sautéd the vegetable enhances the flavor of meats, potatoes or other garden veggies.

Asparagus bakes and grills well, too. Added to a souffle, wrapped in bacon, or tossed into a salad, this vegetable is a powerhouse in the kitchen.

It’s also packed with potassium which helps to lower blood pressure and risk of stroke.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Enjoy some delicious asparagus. It’s an excellent time to plant some, too. This perennial plant comes back year after year. Use #NationalAsparagusMonth to share on social media.

HISTORY

National Asparagus Month has been observed since at least 1985.

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