5 Asparagus Myths Busted (Page 5)

All Asparagus Is Green

4. Myth or Truth? All Asparagus Is Green

Myth. There are actually three—count ’em!—different varieties of asparagus: green, white and purple. While green is by far the most common in the United States, in Europe they’re more partial to the white variety (it’s actually just green asparagus that hasn’t been exposed to the sun) and to purple. If you ever have the opportunity, you should try these other varieties, as they each have uniquely different flavors—white, for instance, is more akin to artichoke hearts than to green asparagus.

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