Organic<br />Asparagus
Historically Healthy

The early Greeks' claims of health benefits 2500 years ago from asparagus continue today. As one of the best vegetable sources of folate, 1/2 cup of asparagus contains about 1/3 the daily recommendation to help form red blood cells and prevent birth defects. Asparagus is high in antioxidant glutathione (GSH), thought to fight cancer, and rutin, which may strengthen blood vessels and reduce inflammation. Along with vitamins A, C and K, asparagus is low in calories and is fat-, saturated fat-, sodium- and cholesterol-free.

Nutrition Facts
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Healthy & Delicious

From savory appetizers to decadent desserts and each course in between, the Foxy-brand line of vegetables and fruits adds healthful nutrients and flavorful ingredients to dishes. These recipes offer suggestions for pairings of flavors and hint at the range of the culinary versatility that Foxy-brand products provide.

Handling Tips
Tender tips

Why does asparagus often stand in moisture at grocery stores? The vegetable continues to "grow" after harvest by using water stored in the stalk. Moisture at the base keeps the stalk as tender as the tips, so even thick stalks remain tender. Choose firm, straight spears with tightly closed tips, dark green/purple color and uniform diameter for even cooking. Trim stem ends about one-quarter inch, wash in cool water and pat dry. Wrap a moist paper towel around the stem ends, place in plastic bag, refrigerate and use within 3 days.