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5 Asparagus Myths Busted (Page 2)

You Need to Peel Asparagus

1. Myth or Truth? You Need to Peel Asparagus

True AND False. Chances are, your store-bought green asparagus is ready to go without being peeled—no fuss, no muss, no bother. However, should you find that your particular bunch has a few spears that are a bit tough and fibrous near the base, you can do some spot peeling to remove the offending areas. Also, it bears mentioning that other varieties of asparagus—especially European white asparagus (see more info on this later)—are traditionally peeled before eating.

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