GIFTS OF THE NATURE PART II (ASPARAGUS)
Before to begin you have to investigate the laws in your community about the recognition of asparagus. Gather asparagus in Spain is free in general. But in protected areas you can´t do it.
The asparagus have spear shape and they are better to struggle against aging and diseases.
The asparagus have much vitamins (A, C, E, K and chrome, a mineral that increases the ability of insulin to bring glucose into cells) and nutrients.
The gather time is between February and March, but may arrive until May, all depends on the weather that year. In this time you can to see everybody by woods. In this time you can to see much people by woods to looking for asparagus.
The asparagus is herbaceous plant with small leaves, the plant lives all year and the next years. The people that gather asparagus know that it´s grateful and if they care for the plant, it will produce more asparagus the following year.
The most correct way to cut the asparagus is with a knife, at the height of the stem.
I think it´s healthy activity, in this activity the youth will be enjoy with the gather of asparagus and they will do sport outdoors and they will can enjoy at good food.
Here, some simple recipes:
- Grilled asparagus: It is the easiest way to prepare and consists of preparing asparagus on an iron, with a few drops of oil and salt to taste.
- In tortilla: Cut the asparagus with a size of a cm, fry with little oil and later mixed with the eggs and fry everything in a frying pan.
- Cooked: In a similar way to the plate, but first cook for the asparagus to soften and then pass through the pan with a drop of oil.
Written by Eurodesk Qualified Multiplier, Castilla la Mancha