Asparagus has pale green stalks with knobby scales and cruciferous-tree shaped tips. They are usually firm in texture and have a grassy, nutty flavor. Asparagus stems are known as spears. Compared to other vegetables, asparagus has a very high respiration rate.
Asparagus helps the brain fight cognitive decline and has anti-aging properties. It contains high levels of the amino acid asparagine, which makes it a natural diuretic.
Temperature:Asparagus should not be stored warmer than 36 degrees.