4 Easy Ways to Spot Ripe Asparagus (Video)

How to choose the most flavorful veggies

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We’ve all been there at the grocery counter, looking at a bin of vegetables, trying to choose. How can you spot the most delicious, flavorful varieties?

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If you want to find the best asparagus, here’s how you can tell which are best. Some things to watch for include: bright green color, straight stalks, closed tips and stalks no thicker than your thumb.

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Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD

Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD

Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD, is a registered dietitian and Outpatient Nutrition Manager in the Center for Human Nutrition.
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